DISABILITY SPECIFIC Organizations


"Disability Specific" organizations focus on one specific kind

of disability and the concerns of those individuals.


Search by disability, on this page, to find organizations that support people with that specific disability.

Please contact us to update information or to add an organization to our resource pages.


Attention Deficit w/o Hyperactivity

CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ADD / ADHD

CHADD provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. CHADD publishes printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. CHADD serves as a clearinghouse for evidence-based information on ADHD, serves as a local face-to-face family support group for families and individuals affected by ADHD, and serves as an advocate for appropriate public policies.

  • 301-306-7070

Autism

Autism Society of Colorado

Autism Society of Colorado improves the lives of all affected by autism, including families, providers, educators, and members of the community.  ASC works to advocate, inform, and share the journey with thousands of Coloradans through community connections, parent mentoring, education, public policy work and educational advocacy.

  • 550 S. Wadsworth Blvd Suite 110 Lakewood, CO 80226
  • 720-214-0794

Autism Society of Boulder

The Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) helps individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families develop a strong, united community by creating opportunities for people to connect, share experiences and build new relationships, through continuing education among local service providers, schools and families, and building programs for adolescent and adult populations to expand their opportunities.

  • 194 Mesa Court Louisville, CO 80027
  • 720-271-8231

Rocky Mountain Autism Center

For families and individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders, RMAC strives to help families to understand and learn from each other, develop relationships, and improve their quality of life. RMAC uses a unique approach to ASD intervention using the nationally recognized SCERTS Model and Child Learning Style Profile, along with influences from other evidence-based practices.  

  • 8600 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 800, Lone Tree, 80124 
  • 303-985-1133                                        

Online Aspergers Syndrome Information and Support

The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center is a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

  • Crown Point, Indiana
  • (219) 662-1311

SPECTRA Autism Center INC

Providing a base for the treatment implementation and allow clients to receive services across settings, including the community, home, and school and bringing unity to Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment through 1) integrating treatment disciplines, 2) connecting professionals, and 3) building comprehensive programs for clients and families.  

  • 1650 W. 121st Ave., Westminster, CO 80234 
  • (303) 665-6800

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers, through guidance, resources, support, education and public policy work.

  • 1385 S. Colroado Blvd #606 Denver, CO 80222
  • 303-355-9969

 

Brain Injury Association of America

BIAA's advances brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. BIAA's are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. 

  • 1-800-444-6443

Chromosomal Syndromes

 

 

 

Turner Syndrome Society

The Turner Syndrome Society of the United States offers support to families of daughters with TS fact sheets, parent mentors, conferences, videos and online forums. 

  • Houston TX 77065
  • 1-832-912-6006
  • 1-800-365-9944

 

 

Chromosome Deletion Outreach

Chromosome Deletion Outreach (CDO) provides education, advocacy, information and support for all those diagnosed with any rare chromosome disorder.  CDO offers an extensive library of current articles to members and maintains a detailed database registry.  CDO publishes newsletters, provides access to research opportunities and offers connections with others who are coping with the same or similar chromosomal diagnosis through personalized networking programs. 

  • P.O. Box 724, Boca Raton, FL 33429-0724
  • 561-395-4252

National Fragile X Foundation

The National Fragile X Foundation is your source for all written and electronic materials regarding Fragile X-associated Disorders. To help your journey of learning about the condition, they provide foundation-produced materials such as brochures, flyers, podcasts, and guides, as well as links to helpful Fragile X-specific media resources created by others. 

  • Washington, DC 20037-1233
  • 1-800-688-8765

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

CO Home Improvement Intervention Program

CHIP, a statewide home-based early intervention program within CSDB’s Outreach Programs, is designed specifically to serve families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, newborn to age three. Working with the family, a parent facilitator designs an individual program that fits both with the family’s needs and the child’s learning style to encourage their child’s communication development.

  • 1-719-578-2100

 


Down Syndrome

Denver Down Syndrome Clinic

A regional resource for people with Down syndrome and their families, caregivers, health care professionals, and others and provides complete medical and psychosocial evaluations for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome.

  • 700 Potomac Street Suite A  Aurora, CO 80011
  • 303-762-6545

 

Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association

Enhances inclusion and independence of people with Down syndrome, by providing education, resources and support in partnership with individuals, families, professionals, and the community.

  • 3515 S. Tamarac Drive Suite 320 Denver,CO 80237
  • (30)797-1699

National Down Syndrome Congress

Working to educate, advocate and empower individuals with Down Syndrome and those who care for them.

  • (770) 604-9500

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

National Org of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Educating the public, practitioners, and policymakers about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and FASD , the leading known preventable cause of brain damage, developmental disabilities, and birth defects, and a leading known cause of learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, and adults.

  • Washington DC
  • (202) 785-4585
  • (800) 66-NOFAS Toll-free

 



Genetic

Genetic Alliance

Engaging individuals, families, and communities to transform health; trying to find information and interventions for disease, searching for health information, and/or trying to find ways to participate in research is difficult; creating ways to make it easier to find or build solutions in health services and research.

  • Washington DC 
  • (202) 966-5557

 

Chromosome Deletion Outreach

Supporting the parents and families of children born with rare chromosome disorders through education, advocacy, information and support.

  • 561-395-4252



National Fragile X Foundation

Information resources and tools for families who love someone with Fragile x.

  • (800)688-8765

XXYY Project 

Providing resources for support, education and medical research on this very rare genetic disorder.

(720) 222-9489



Learning Difficulties

International Dyslexia Association Rocky Mountain Branch

Dedicated to helping individuals living with dyslexia, language and literacy challenges, their families and the communities that support them. The IDA-RMB provides local workshops and resources to educate and increase public awareness of dyslexia, a learning difference that affects up to 20% of the U.S. population.

  • (303)721-9425

Dyslexia Resource Group of Colorado

Dedicated to providing education, support, and voice for families of students with dyslexia in the Denver metro area in many ways including a monthly newsletter and sponsoring speakers and workshops for families and educators. 

 

Learning Ally

Offering the world’s largest collection of human-narrated audio textbooks and literature as well as support and community for parents, teachers and students. Learning Ally brings parents and teachers together to help students who are blind or who have learning disabilities like dyslexia succeed with audio textbooks and other literature.

  • Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1- 800-221-4792

Learning Disabilty of CO

Providing support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. 

  • 412-341-1515

Lindamood Bell

Committed to teaching children and adults to read and comprehend, Lindamood Bell has dedicated themselves to refining and researching their instruction in language and literacy processing for research-validated instruction and results you can believe in.

  • 10 Inverness Drive E Ste. 150, Englewood CO 80112
  • (720) 528-8404

 

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners 

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners (RMCP) is a statewide, 24/7, year-round, community-based system of crisis intervention services from which people experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse crises can be assessed, safely and effectively stabilized, and efficiently linked to appropriate follow-up care and services.  Free, confidential guidance and support is only a phone call away.

1 - 844 - 493 - TALK (8255)

Emotional Disturbance

Mental Health CO

  • 1385 S. Colorado Blvd Suite 610 Denver, CO 80222
  • (720) 208-2238


Muscular Dystrophy 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases and offering information about specific services that MDA offers and how to best utilize these many resources.

National Office

  • 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60606
  • (800) 572-1717

Seizure Disorders

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF CO

Providing the community with information about everything you ever wanted to know about seizures (what a seizure is, common triggers, how to manage a seizure disorder, finding a doctor,etc).

  • 5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • 303-377-9774

Vision Impairments

Anchor Center for the Blind

Anchor Center for Blind Children is dedicated to providing early intervention/education to blind and visually impaired children throughout the state of Colorado, sporting highly trained vision specialists, therapists and teachers who strive to foster the full potential of children who are blind by providing exemplary education, therapy and family support services.

  • 2550 Roslyn Street Denver CO 80238
  • 303-377-9732

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention