Local Resources

The Resource Exchange
It’s never too early, or too late, to begin the journey to independence! TRE offers a wide variety of supports and services for people of all ages who have a developmental disability.

Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado (NTSOC)
NTSOC is the intake and case management for the Colorado Children’s Home Community Based Services (C-HCBS) Waiver Program for El Paso, Park and Teller Counties.

PEAK Parent Center
The mission of PEAK Parent Center is to provide training, information and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through twenty-six including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children. As a result of PEAK’s services to families and professionals, children and adults with disabilities will live rich, active lives participating as full members of their schools and communities.

Special Olympics Colorado
Getting involved with Special Olympics gives families a support network providing them acceptance, resources, hope and a chance to become advocates.

Pikes Peak Area Pediatric Therapy
This website summarizes available Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services for children in this area.

National Resources

Many articles on a variety of topics can be found at:

National Down Syndrome Congress (1-800-232-6372)
It is the mission of the National Down Syndrome Congress to be the national advocacy organization for Down syndrome and to provide leadership in all areas of concern related to persons with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society (1-800-221-4602)
NDSS was established in 1979 to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. Since that time, this not-for-profit organization has become the largest non-governmental supporter of Down syndrome research in the United States. NDSS works every day to increase public awareness about Down syndrome and discover its underlying causes through research, education and advocacy.

Down Syndrome Education USA
Helps families, professionals, and organizations to support successful education.

Additional Resources

Healthcare Guidelines for Individuals with Down syndrome

People First Language
A Comprehensive List of Down Syndrome Sites on the Internet