In Colorado, Community Centered Boards (CCBs) are responsible for determining whether individuals meet the Colorado definition for developmental or intellectual disabilities. Each of the 20 CCBs in the state has a specific service area. Colorado Bluesky serves Pueblo county. To check for a CCB in another area click here: https://colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/community-centered-boards
Please call our intake team at 719-542-0572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An Intake Case Manager will discuss the criteria for a developmental disability and will provide you with a Request for Determination of Developmental Disability application packet. The Intake Case Manager will also discuss potential programs and supports.
Upon our receipt of the completed Request for Determination of Developmental Disability form, you will have 90 days to submit all necessary documents to your assigned intake case manager. These documents include signed cognitive/IQ testing (i.e. WISC-IV) and/or adaptive behavior testing (i.e., Vineland), medically diagnosed neurological conditions, and evidence of a disability before the age of 22. Please contact your Intake Case Manager for testing centers and resources.
The Intake Case Manager will review the documents you submit and complete an Intellectual & Developmental Disability determination. If you are determined as a person with a developmental disability, you will be notified and will receive additional information regarding the programs that may best meet your needs.
If you are determined to not have a developmental disability, you will be notified of this decision, given further recommendations or referrals and an explanation of your right to appeal the determination.
It is important to note that in Colorado there may be waiting lists some services. Once a developmental delay or developmental disability is determined, Colorado Bluesky can place you on a waiting list for needed services. Please ask your Intake Case Manager for more information about the services you are seeking and if there is a waiting list.
Colorado Bluesky will contact you for enrollment into services when funding resources become available and when you have reached the top of the waiting list. Your intake case manager will help guide you through the enrollment process.
The Children’s Extensive Support (HCBS-CES), Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (HCBS-CHRP), and Supported Living Services (HCBS-SLS) waivers do not currently have a waiting list. Your ability to enroll in a program is based on financial, functional, and disability eligibility. You will work with your Intake Case Manager to begin the process if you meet the age and programmatic criteria for these waivers.