These services are available for children meeting various eligibility requirements based on the program’s requirements. A case manager can help determine if your family member meets the various eligibility criteria and answer any questions you may have about these programs.
Early Intervention Colorado
Early Intervention Colorado and Foothills Gateway coordinate a variety of funding sources for services available for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities or developmental delays and their families. This program connects families with early intervention services such as: occupational, speech or physical therapy to help infants and toddlers grow and develop and help their families in this process. This program serves children 0-3 years and their families. To learn more about Early Intervention Colorado visit their website.
Family Support Services Program (FSSP)
The Family Support Services Program provides information, support, coordination and funding to families that have one or more family member of any age with a intellectual/developmental disability living in the family home. Examples of services that could be covered include: respite, adaptive equipment and home modification.
Children’s Extensive Supports (CES)
The Children’s Extensive Waiver program provides Medicaid funded services and supports to children with intellectual/developmental disabilities or developmental delays who have the most intensive behavioral and/or medical needs. In addition to the Sate Medicaid health coverage, other services and supports that may be available include: personal assistance services, professional services, behavioral services and home modifications. This program is for children 0-18 years old.
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Home and Community Based Services, for children 0-18, make a child eligible for Medicaid based on their medical needs, not family income. Children receive State Medicaid health care coverage and case management services. Children do not have to have a intellectual/developmental disability diagnosis to be eligible for this program.
The Autism Waiver is for children age 0-6 who are eligible for Medicaid and have a medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The child can receive behavioral therapy for three years or until the child’s 6th birthday.