The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website ( provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to. For the most part, the site is based on the author’s personal experience as a former disability-medicaid caseworker, and also as a former disability examiner for the social security administration.

The Carousel
Provides horseback riding for children with special needs.

Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs
1322 North Academy Blvd. Suite 115
Provides family and individual support for resources in the community, as well as financial assistance for therapies, orthotics, durable medical equipment and “camperships”. Also offers a loan closet for various equipment.

Child Find (through the area school districts)
Intake and evaluation for children with special needs in the school districts.

* District #2, Harrison 538-1395
* District #3, Widefield 391-3061
* District # 8, Fountain 382-1699 ext. 7450
* District # 11, Colorado Springs 328-2872
* District # 12, Cheyenne Mountain 327-2823
* District # 20, Academy 234-1330
* District # 38, Lewis Palmer 577-9190
* District # 49, Falcon (719) 494-8751

Colorado Solutions
provides compassionate, residential care services in tandem with mentoring and community activities. We help people with intellectual disabilities find learning opportunities at every phase of life, and we forge partnerships with family members, health experts and community partners.

Colorado Springs Downs Syndrome Organization

Colorado Springs Therapuetic Riding Center
(Mark Reyner Stables) 3524 Paseo Road  Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719  634-4173

Disability Services of Southern Colorado
225 South Academy Blvd. Suite 104
Provides programs for children and adults with disabilities, as well as information and referrals.

Fishing Has No Boundaries, Inc
To enrich the lives of persons with disabilities by providing information and education about the recreational value of fishing, promotion of participation in the leisure activity, development of accessible outdoor facilities and equipment and advocacy for inclusion in all outdoor recreation and leisure opportunities.

Head Start / Early Head Start
2330 Robinson Street
Provided by the Partnership for Child Development.
Provides free comprehensive early childhood development and family programs for families and children with special needs.

Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs
El Paso County Health Department
301 South Union Blvd.
Provides services for children and young adults, birth to 21 years with special needs.

Memorial Pediatric Specialty Clinic
2121 East La Salle, Suite 210
Provides services for: Cleft Palate, Cystic Fibrosis, Endocrinology, Genetics, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Urology.

Music Therapy Rocks
Cathy Jackson, RMT
Registered Music Therapist

Peak Parent Center
611 N. Weber Ste 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Provides training and information to families of children with disabilities. Assists in finding support groups and resources.

Pikes Peak’s Family Guide

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
13620 Halleluiah Trail
Elbert County, CO 80106
Provides horseback riding therapy for children with special needs.

SMILES Support Group/FCN     or
Special Mothers sharing Information and Learning to be Experts in the world of disabilities and available Services combined with Family Connection Network.
We welcome Moms, Dads, Professionals, Educators of any disabilities who has a vested interest in improving the lives of our children.  Social and Educational monthly meetings.

The Resource Exchange (TRE)
418 South Weber
Provides resources for children and young adults with special needs, birth to adulthood.

Resources for Young Children and Families (RYCF)
Provides support and services for families with disabilities under age 3.

Therapeutic Recreation Program
1315 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department with the city of Colorado Springs. Provides opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to participate in leisure activities, including outdoor adventure and health and wellness.

90 South Cascade Ave Ste 100
Colorado Springs, CO

Provides interpersonal connections with families and individuals that have or are dealing with similar life experiences.  Bringing people together to create personal community, bring joy and laughter to difficult situations and educate when and where possible

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