As many of our stakeholders already know, Colorado Bluesky will be undergoing some significant changes in the near future due to the State of Colorado’s implementation of Case Management Redesign (CMRD).
The changes brought on by CMRD will have significant effects across the entire Colorado Bluesky organization. Our goal throughout the process is to reduce any disruptions in services and to ensure that we do all we can to continue our mission to teach, to support, and inspire those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
To help us meet that goal, we are committed to being transparent by sharing all the information we can about the process to help prepare all members of Colorado Bluesky and stakeholders– for the new world of IDD services coming to our state.
To that end, this web page will serve as the central hub for information about the future of Colorado Bluesky. On this page, we will share success stories and victories and let you know what we’re excited about, while also acknowledging what we don’t know and what challenges we are facing. You are encouraged to bookmark the page and visit often.
You can also use this page to submit questions to Colorado Bluesky’s leadership about CMRD and other changes at CBE. Just click on the Contact Us button to the right.
Transparency is important to us and we want to know your questions! Click on the button below to submit your question!
We are a non-profit organization funded through Health Care Policy and Financing and the Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
We employ over 125 staff and partner with service organizations. Colorado Bluesky Enterprises offers services to over 900 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Pueblo County.
Colorado Bluesky Enterprises (CBE) is one of 20 Community Centered Boards (CCB) in Colorado providing services to persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. The CCB system was created by House Bill 121 which was approved by the Legislature before they adjourned on April 7, 1963. From this legislation CBE was created on March 24, 1964 with Articles of Incorporation being approved by the Secretary of State of Colorado. The agency’s first name was “Pueblo County Interagency and Citizens Council for the Seriously Handicapped and the Mentally Retarded”. In 1974 the name was changed to “Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.”, and in 1975 it was changed again to “Upper Arkansas Regional Board for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.” because the agency became a Regional Board serving counties west of Pueblo County. However, in 1977 the name changed back to “Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.” because the agency discontinued providing services in Cañon City & Salida. In 1998 the agency changed its name to “Colorado Bluesky Enterprises, Inc.” with the intent to rid itself of the stigma of a “labeled’ agency in respect for the persons we support.
What started as a small agency serving a population of fewer than 100 persons, the agency has grown to a caseload of over 1,000 individuals in Pueblo County. Funding for services are through Medicaid, General State funds, local funds, grants, & donations.
Welcome to Colorado Bluesky! We have a long-standing history in the community of teaching, supporting and inspiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of life. Our programs teach individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) skills needed to live as independently as they choose while embracing self-sufficiency and gaining life and work skills. Please explore our website and feel free to reach out to us with any questions that you may have.
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