Info Now Available on New Definition of DD in Colorado

Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Info Now Available on New Definition of DD in Colorado

More than two dozen people turned out at Imagine! on August 19 to learn how the state of Colorado's new definition of Developmental Disability will affect them and/or members of their family.

In June, the State Board of the Department of Human Services unanimously approved adoption of the two revised rules that clarify the definition of developmental disability to include people who qualify as having an intellectual/developmental disability for reasons related to cognitive/intellectual limitations OR limitations related to adaptive behavior. These rules went into effect August 1, 2013.

This change could affect access to Home- and Community-Based Medicaid waivers for many people who were formerly deemed ineligible by the developmental disability system because they have an IQ above 70

If you were unable to attend the information session last Monday or to participate via Imagine!'s live audio feed, then no worries. You may click on the following link to see slides from the evening's presentation:

To receive a Spanish translation of this presentation, please email your request to

People who wish to pursue eligibility under the revised rules should contact their local Community Centered Board; in Boulder and Broomfield Counties, this agency is Imagine! Contact your Imagine! case manager directly, or, if you do not have a case manager, you may call Imagine! at its main number and ask to whom you should speak regarding eligibility: 303 665 7789.

If you need advocacy or information and resources around this issue, please contact the Association for Community Living (ACL): 303 527 0888 or
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