Helpful Links

Local Colorado Arc Units

The Arc of Adams County     www.arcadams.com

The Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas     www.arcarapahoedouglas.org

The Arc of Aurora
1342 South Chambers Road Aurora, Colorado 80017 (720) 213-142

The Association for Community Living in Boulder County     wwww.acl boulder.org

The Arc of Denver    www.arcofdenver.org

The Arc in Jefferson County   www.arcjc.org

The Arc of Mesa County P.O. Box 2292
Grand Junction, Colorado 81502 (970) 245-5775

The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region     www.thearcppr.org

The Arc of Pueblo    www.arcofpueblo.org

The Arc of Weld County    www.arcweldcounty.org

State of Colorado Resources

Division for Developmental Disabilities     wwvw.cdhs.state.co.us/ohr/dds/DDScenter.html

Colorado Department of Education    www.cde.state.co.us

Early Childhood Initiatives      www.cde.state.co.us/earlychildhoodconnections

Colorado Community Centered Boards Alliance (formerly Colorado Association of Community Centered Boards)    www.caccb.org

Arkansas Valley Community Center    www.arkvalleyccb.org

Blue Peaks Developmental Services, Inc. (719) 589-5135

Envision    www.envisionco.org

Colorado Bluesky Enterprises, Inc.    www.coloradobluesky.org

Community Connections, Inc.    www.cci-colorado.org

Community Options, Inc.    www.communityoptionsinc.org

Denver Options    www.denveroptions.org

Imagine    www.imaginecolorado.org

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Inc.    www.ddrcco.com

Starpoint    www.starpointco.com

Developmental Pathways, Inc.    www.developmentalpathways.org

Eastern Colorado Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.      www.easterncoloradoservices.org

Foothills Gateway, Inc.    www.foothilisgateway.org

Horizons Specialized Services, Inc. (970) 879-4466

Mesa Developmental Services, Inc. (970) 243-3702

Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Inc.    www.mtnvalley.org

North Metro Community Services, Inc.    www.nmcommserv.com

The Resource Exchange    www.tre.org

Southeastern Developmental Services, Inc. (719) 336-3244

Southern Colorado Developmental Disabilities, Inc.    www.scdds.com

Advocacy & Support Organizations

The Center for Self-Determination    www.self-determination.com

Autism Society of America Colorado Chapter    www.autismcolorado.org

Brain Injury Association of Colorado    www.biacolorado.org

Cerebral Palsy of Colorado    www.cpco.org

Mile High Down Syndrome Association    www.mhdsa.org

Colorado Office of Resource and Referral Agencies     www.corra.org

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition    www.colorado2.com/ccdc

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council   www.coddc.org

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities     www.c-c-d.org

Disability World Online Magazine    www.disabilityworld.org

Easter Seals of Colorado    www.eastersealsco.org

Epilepsy Foundation of America    www.efa.org

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado    www.epilepsycolorado.org

The HERO Alliance    www.heroalliance.org

Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People    www.thelegalcenter.org

Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities    www.codisabilitytrust.org

Mile High Down Syndrome Association    www.mhdsa.org

EI Grupo VIDA    www.elgrupovida.org

National Association for Down Syndrome    www.nads.org

Parent to Parent of Colorado    www.p2p-co.org

Peak Parent Center    www.peakparent.org

United Cerebral Palsy Association    www.ucpa.org

ElderCare Online    www.ec-online.net

A beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder.

Elder Law Answers     www.elderlawanswers.com

The combination of an informed consumer and a qualified attorney produces the best legal results for the clients. ElderLawAnswers.com supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in achieving their goals by providing the following services:
The best information on the Internet about crucial legal issues facing seniors. A network of highly qualified elder law attorneys nationwide. Online practice tools for elder law attorneys.

Senior Resource Council      www.seniorresourcecouncil.org

Phone:(719) 260-0744

Alzheimer’s Association      www.alz.org

When Alzheimer’s disease touches your life, the Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. We can provide you a warm, knowledgeable voice on the phone, face-to-face counsel and support, accurate information, the safe return of a loved one or first-rate professional education.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers      www.CareManager.org

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) is an association of professional practitioners whose purpose is the development, advancement, and promotion of humane and dignified social, psychological, and health care for the elderly and their families through counseling, treatment, and the delivery of concrete services by qualified, certified providers. GCM is committed to working towards the highest quality of care for the elderly and their families through education, advocacy, and high standards of professional practice.

National Eldercare Locator      www.eldercare.gov

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

Social Security Online      www.ssa.gov

The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. It answers questions about the following topics and has lots of other information as well:

  • Benefits
  • Changes of address
  • Checks and payments
  • Disability
  • Earnings and employment
  • Fees for representatives
  • Forms and publications
  • Government pension rules
  • Hearings and appeals
  • Immigration
  • International issues
  • Internet benefit claims
  • Laws and regulations
  • Medicare
  • Online transactions
  • Prisoner rules
  • Retirement planners
  • Services to the public
  • Social Security Administration
  • Social Security number and card
  • Social Security statements
  • Supplemental security income
  • Taxes and Social Security

The official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. Search tools include:      www.medicare.gov

  • Helpful Contacts
  • Help with Home Health Search
  • Medicare Eligibility Tool
  • Medicare Personal Plan Finder
  • Participating Physician Directory
  • Prescription Drug and Other Assistance Programs
  • Supplier Directory

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)      www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/consumer.asp

This is the CMS page for Medicaid consumer information. Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. Read more about your state Medicaid program on this site.

A.M. Best Company      www.ambest.com/index.htm

Standard and Poors      www.standardandpoors.com

Moodys.com      www.moodys.com

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)      www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. These benefits include AARP Web site at www.aarp.org, "AARP The Magazine," the monthly "AARP Bulletin," and a Spanish-language newspaper, "Segunda Juventud." Active in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP celebrates the attitude that age is just a number and life is what you make it.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA)      www.naela.com/naela/hotlinks.htm

Hot Links (to a zillion senior resources)
This web page is part of the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA), a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families.

Alzheimer's Association      www.alz.org

Tel: 800-272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer research and care. The easy to use website offers a searchable database to find local chapters, programs, and services in your area.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center's Website - ADEAR      www.alzheimers.org

Tel: 800-438-4380

A service of the Federal Government's National Institute on Aging, the ADEAR Center provides current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease information to patients and families, health care providers, caregivers and the public. Resources include a toll-free number and referral line, free publications, quarterly newsletter for professionals and the website.

American Cancer Society - ACS      www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society - ACS is a national, community-based volunteer health organization, providing information on cancer and its prevention. The website has a wide variety of resources including articles, education, coping, survivor network, and health information research.

American Diabetes Association      www.diabetes.org

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The website offers thorough information on the many aspects of diabetes including a zip code database to search for local information.

American Heart Association      www.AmericanHeart.org

The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke through education. Their website offers a wide variety of educational resources ranging from publications to healthy cooking. They also offer local resources organized by state.

American Kidney Fund      www.KidneyFund.org

Tel: 800-638-8299

The American Kidney Fund is the leading national voluntary health organization providing direct assistance for the benefit of kidney patients. Visit this website for more information on comprehensive educational programs, clinical trials, and community service projects.

American Lung Association      www.LungUSA.org

Tel: 212-315-8700

The American Lung Association's mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through research, education and advocacy. Visit their website for more information on both basic and clinical trials. The website also features many articles and informational programs.

American Parkinson Disease Association - APDA      www.APDAparkinson.org

The American Parkinson Disease Association - APDA is a nonprofit organization. Their website provides education on Parkinson's Disease, treatment education, support resources, research information, fund raising, and public relations on Parkinson's disease.

Arthritis Foundation      www.Arthritis.org

Tel: 800-207-8633

The Arthritis Foundation website provides educational material and resources on Arthritis. The website offers a variety of helpful and informative articles, pain management ideas and links to related websites. The website also has a search feature to look for articles on specific arthritis topics.

Cancer Directory      www.CancerDirectory.com

The mission for the CancerDirectory is to provide a "best in class" directory that is easy to use by people in need of cancer products and services information and to be supported by advertising from the companies selling cancer-related products and services to those people.

Glaucoma Foundation      www.Glaucoma-Foundation.org

Established in 1984 by Dr. Robert Ritch, The Glaucoma Foundation is dedicated to eradicating blindness as a result of glaucoma. Every year, more than 100,000 Americans develop glaucoma. To read more about The Glaucoma Foundation and glaucoma in general visit this informative website.

Glaucoma Research Foundation      www.glaucoma.org

The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization providing information and advocacy for people with glaucoma. Contact them for information on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of glaucoma, referrals to specialists, and coping strategies for patients.

Leukemia Society of America      www.Leukemia-Lymphoma.org

Tel: 914-949-5213

This organization and website provides educational material and resources on Leukemia-Lymphoma and blood related cancers. The website has a variety of information and resources on specific diseases and an easy to use information search function.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - NAMI      www.nami.org

Tel: 800-950-6264

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is the nation's voice on mental illness. The website offers links to support, education, programs, articles, advocacy, publioc policy, and research on mental illness. NAMI has a toll free helpline.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI      www.nhlbi.nih.gov

The Information Center, funded by NHLBI, part of the National Institute of Health, provides referrals to resource organizations and information on elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, exercise, risk/recovery from stroke, chronic cough, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and sleep disorders.

National Kidney Foundation      www.kidney.org

The National Kidney Foundation is a non-profit organization providing information on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases. Their website is well organized and offers a wide variety of resources including information on organ and tissue donors.

National Osteoporosis Foundation - NOF      www.nof.org

The National Osteoporosis Foundation - NOF serves as a resource for current osteoporosis and bone health information. Their primary mission is to fight osteoporosis and promote bone-health. Their website offers a variety of resources succ as simple steps to take to keep bones strong, patient information, and advocacy.

National Parkinsons Foundation      www.Parkinson.org

The National Parkinson Foundation is a worldwide organization. Their website provides educational material and resources on Parkinsons disease. The website also features articles, information on clinical trials, a library, ask a doctor and much more.

National Stroke Association - NSA      www.stroke.org

National Stroke Association - NSA is the only national non-profit organization in the United States devoting 100 percent of its resources to stroke through a variety of innovative and high impact programs. They provide education, community-based activities in prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Alanon and Alateen
304 S 8th St #105 Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-632-0063

Alcoholics Anonymous
107 E St Vrain Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-573-5020

Alzheimers Association
2930 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs CO 80918
719-266-8773

American Cancer Society
1445 N Union Blvd Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-636-5101

American Heart Assoc
415 N Tejon St Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-635-7688

American Heart Association
800-242-8721

American Liver Foundation
800-223-0179

American Lung Association
800-586-4872

American Lupus Society Information Line
800-331-1802

American Parkinsons Disease Association
800-223-2732

American Red Cross
888-545-7800

Answering Life's Challenges
1130 Eagle Rock Rd Colorado Springs CO 80921
719-593-0957

Arthritis Foundation
2910 Beacon Colorado Springs CO 80907
719-520-5711

Arthritis Foundation
Rcky Mtn Chapter CO
800-475-6447

B.P.O. Elks
3400 N Nevada Ave Colorado Springs CO 80907
719-634-7360

Brain Injury Support Group
719-685-9782

Bridge To Awareness Counseling Center
606 S Tejon Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-471-2514

Cardia Rehab
2215 N Cascade Ave Colorado Springs CO 80907
719-776-5043

Center For Hearing, Speech, and Language
1329 N Academy Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-597-3390

Center on Deafness
2760 N Academy Colorado Springs CO 80917
719-591-2777

Cerebral Palsy Association
1322 North Academy Blvd #115 Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-638-0808

Chemical Dependency Center
r 2741 E Las Vegas Colorado Springs CO 80906
719-390-2400

Colitis and Crohn's
719-598-4194

CU Aging Center
r 1510 N Hancock Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-471-4884

Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
719-636-2941

Diabetes and Renal Care Center
825 E Pikes Peak Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-776-4788

Diabetes Association
800-342-2383

Diabetes Consultation Center
1215 E Fillmore Colorado Springs CO 80907
719-632-2640

DMDA Self-Help Support Groups
719-634-6285

Eastern El Paso Comm Center
555 Colorado Ave Colorado Springs CO 80903
719-347-2976

Fibromyalgia Support Group
719-576-8090

Huntingtons Disease Socity of America
303-321-5503

Incontinence Information
800-543-9632

Leukemia Society of America
800-286-8159

Medication Information for Older Adults
800-332-6475

Memorial Wound Care Center
2121 E LaSalle Colorado Sprigs CO 80909
719-365-6881

Mental Health Assoc
12 N Meade Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-633-4601

Multiple Sclerosis Society
800-833-4672

Muscular Dystrophy
5350 Tomah Dr Colorado Springs CO 80918
719-260-8777

Narcolepsy and Sleep Disorders
800-829-1933

National Foundation Headaches
800-843-2256

National Health Information Center
800-336-4797

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
800-352-9424

National Organization for Rare Diseases
800-999-6673

National Stroke Association
800-787-6537

Open Heart Club
2760 N Academy Colorado Springs CO 80917
719-591-5969

Options For Long Term Care
2812 E Bijou Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-457-0660

Parkinson's Support Group
719-473-0716

Penrose Cardiac Rehab
2215 N Cascade Ave Colorado Springs CO
719-776-2508

Penrose St Francis Geriatric Center for Behavioral Health
825 E Pikes Peak Colorado Springs CO 80905
719-776-8482

Penrose-St Francis Medical Center
550 Highway 105 Monument CO 80132
719-481-0161

Pikes Peak Alliance for the Mentally Ill
220 Ruskin Dr Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-573-9514

Pikes Peak Geriatrics Outreach
875 W Moreno Colorado Springs CO 80906 7
19-572-6200

Pikes Peak Ostomy Association
719-471-7177

Prostate Information
800-543-9632

Rocky Mountain Stroke Club
225 S Academy Blvd 104 Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-574-9002

Suicide Prevention Hotline
719-596-5433


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