School support for families.

There are several types of treatment available to people with autism, applied behavior analysis (ABA), social skills training, physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy can open doors for people of all ages.

Colorado’s Network for Developmental Disabilities currently offers 1:1 ABA therapy services to kids (0-18) in their home and local communities.  Our board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) works closely with parents to provide recommendations for reducing socially significant challenging behaviors.  Siblings are often included in sessions to help strengthen family relationships.  All of our therapists work in collaboration with your child’s other treatment providers and teacher(s) to insure consistent growth in all environments.   Our consultants provide parent training in educational rights and appropriate expectations for schools, we conduct observations in your child’s educational environment, attend IEPs and collaborate with your teachers and specialists to learn what is best for your child!

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Did You Know

Early Intervention

Colorado law requires that every child who is 6 years old on or before August 1 of the current school year must attend school (up to age 17).   Did you know that children with disabilities can be eligible for special education services starting the day they turn 3 years old?  This means that if they qualify, your child can access preschool services through your local school district including speech, OT, and PT at no cost to the family!  Often parents are hesitant to trust other care providers, especially when their child may have limited or no speech or exhibit severe tantrum or aggressive behaviors.  We encourage all mom’s and dad’s to strongly consider the benefits of starting school as soon as possible and our specialists can help to develop your child’s individualized education plan (IEP) which is an education road map specific to what your child needs and how the school will provide supports to help them be successful.  Parents play an active role in the IEP development and have access to all the people providing supports and services.  Additionally, our consultants work with classroom professionals to identify additional strengths and weaknesses of your child so that we can create the most relevant therapy experience.

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Students of all ages.

All students are entitled to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).  Parents have the right to request an evaluation if their child is struggling academically, behaviorally or socially.   Federal law mandates that schools comply with such written requests within 60 days of receiving the guardians’ written request and consent under IDEA (Individual’s with Disabilities Act).  IDEA also offers protection to children with an IEP or 504 plan that is facing school disciplinary actions (suspension, expulsion).  You do not have to wait for the next IEP meeting to come around, you have the right to request an IEP meeting whenever there is a significant change.  Our behavior consultants work with the families of our clients to help them understand and know their rights.  Occasionally this can become complicated, in some cases, it may be advisable to contact a special education advocate or attorney.

COLORADO NETWORK OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

High School and Post-Secondary Supports

Early planning and preparation improves your child’s ability to gain the most from their public-school education.  It is important to be aware of the resources and transitional supports schools should be providing to help students graduate on time with more than just a piece of paper to show for it.  Colorado House Bill 19-1066 states that students with IEPs age 18-21 may access transition services as determined by their IEP team.

While every student is different, “experts estimate that up to 90 percent of students with disabilities are capable of graduating high school fully prepared to tackle post-secondary education or a career if they receive proper support along the way” (https://hechingerreport.org/high-schools-fail-provide-legally-required-education-students-disabilities/)

When students graduate from high school, their IEP ends.  Colleges do not have to provide the same level of supports and services that were entitled under IDEA prior to graduation.  They do have to follow federal civil rights laws including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Personalized help is less likely but when a specific accommodation can be justified, it will be provided if they are registered as a student with a disability.

Supports For Schools and Educators

We are the number 1 fan of all things “public school” and have first-hand appreciation for the challenges facing our educators today.  Our BCBA has been training principles of ABA for 10 years to all types of audiences and welcomes the opportunity to support all you do.  Please contact us at 719-344-8015 if we can be of service as a consultant for one or more of your students, or training on a staff in-service day.  The cost is minimal and are guaranteed to generate positive outcomes.

Support for Local Business

Part of our mission is community education to promote understanding of disabilities and inclusion for all!  If you are a local business that our students frequent or would consider working with our young adults, we want to know you!! We can provide training protocols to facilitate mastery of necessary skills for employees of any skill set and training for your employees at large to create a more efficient workplace.  Contact us 719-344-8015 or admin@conetdd.com!

For Everyone’s Safety

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic we have implemented additional safety standards to keep our clients and employees safe:

  • Limiting the number of different therapists that work with your child
  • Limiting the number of clients seen be each individual therapist (daily)
  • Use of personal protective equipment (face masks or shields)
  • Increased sanitation procedures (disinfectants and hand sanitizing)
  • Strict health expectations in accordance with your county’s health department guidelines.
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