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2023 Community Initiatives

RMHS encourages a strong community of services and supports for individuals with I/DD in Denver County. Mill levy funds support access and choice through a variety of community agencies and increases the number of community agencies from which individuals can choose as service providers. 

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Projects serving all ages

Serving all ages

Adams Camp - Ages 6 to 50+

Adam's Camp Adventure Camp offers year-round adventures for ages 9+. From five-day overnight summer camp at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch to year-round adventures and road trips held in the Denver Area. Programs support needs and promote growth. Adventure Camp strives to inspire confidence, increase independence, and realize potential. Over the past few years, our team has recognized an opportunity to better support our campers' mental and behavioral health. This expansion increases staff support and experts in mental/behavioral health to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all campers. For more information, please visit our website Special Needs Therapy Programs, Family Summer Camp | Adam's Camp (

Adan, Inc. 

ADAN is Denver-based Public Benefit Corporation that is building a radically different Navigation, Problem Solving and Lifetime Care Planning Platform for these communities. Our Integrated Web-based Tools include Problem-Solving Courses, Super Teams, Communities /Groups, and Toolboxes. These integrated tools are Intuitive and Easily Accessible for individuals, families, and their advocates to solve problems and achieve better outcomes for services, funding, education, employment, family, and a fulfilling life. For more information, please reach out to Emeric Wigand at


The Autism Community Center - All Ages

The Autism Community Store is a social enterprise that offers hard-to-find products, resources, support, social and recreational activities, training, and employment opportunities to the I/DD community. For more information, please visit our website or reach out to Shannon Sullivan  303-309-3647.

Colorado-Cross Disability Coalition

Probate Power focuses primarily on special needs planning for individuals and families with disabilities, but also assists clients with all other aspects of estate planning and probate administration. Services include, but not limited to, preparing simple and complex wills, revocable living trusts, special needs trusts, financial power of attorney documents, uncontested guardianships/ conservatorships, ABLE accounts, probate administration, and advanced medical directives. For more information, please visit our website

El Grupo Vida

The Resource Center and Community Navigator empowers people with disabilities and their families, with information and training to help them become their best advocate. The purpose of the resource center is to provide culturally competent community navigation and support services to meet prevalent needs as well as increased awareness of and accessibility to services for non-English speaking immigrant families. For more information, please visit our website

Intro to Computer and Internet Safety for Adults with IDD (18+) 

A 12-week workshop beginning September 4th-November 22nd on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm. This workshop teaches participants how to connect with their community through basic computer and internet navigation skills with a focus on how to navigate the digital world as safely and independently as possible. Weekly classes include lessons on beginner computer skills and digital literacy, internet safety and privacy, personal information sharing, accessing social media and online communities, relationships & dating online, money management, and using technology to perform activities of daily living. Lessons will be supported by group community outings that give participants a chance to practice and use what they are learning. Laptop computers are available at no cost to keep for all participants. Space is limited, so register today! For more information or to register for the course, please reach out to Paige Reppo-Program Manager at 720-248-2649 or or visit Reasonable accommodations available upon request.

Parent to Parent

The Mile High Connections Matter! Project supports families with children, youth, and adults with I/DD. The project shares knowledge and information and offers emotional support so that they do not feel alone in their parenting journey. In turn, experienced parents are trained to provide the same support to their peers that are new to parenting a child with delays or an I/DD. Through a unique matching program, the organization can provide individual support upon request to Denver families. For more information, please send us an email  visit our website

Special Olympics Colorado

Special Olympics Colorado. Through organized and well-structured sports, athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities can experience many benefits from academic success to increased self-esteem. By offering more than 20 sport opportunities to 1,800+, Denver-based athletes can practice, train, and compete your-round in their schools and communities depending on age.

Projects Serving Children & Youth


BehaviorSpan provides center-based Early Intervention center-based ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services.  The Denver center will work children between 18 months and 7 years old, providing up to 40 hours of learning for each of our clients per week with continuous 1-1 interaction with a therapist and individualized programs developed by a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). For more information, please reach out to Erin Lant 720-206-9644.


Qualified and willing BCBAs and staff offer a Severe Behavior Day Treatment Program for eligible children and youth with severe behaviors. The project also offers training for their parents/caregivers that Medicaid does not cover. These youth have exhausted other treatment/provider options and are at risk of out-of-state and/or out-of-home residential placement. 

Rise School of Denver

Qualified ECSE licensed teachers and therapists carry out the Rise School of Denver’s mission to provide the highest quality early childhood education for all children, including children with developmental disabilities in an inclusive setting. Fore more information, please visit our website The Rise School of Denver (

Show and Tell

Through a series of workshops Show and Tell provides parents and transition age youth with information and training about disabilities,  parent and children's legal rights,  the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), and resources in the Denver Metro area.  Show and Tell focuses efforts towards underserved BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) families and connects them with the tools they need to help their children develop essential life skills. 

Therapies For Hope

The Hopeful Beginnings and Hopeful Journey therapy intensive programs provide intensive interdisciplinary therapies for children with developmental disabilities in underserved communities in the greater Denver area. The programs are offered during school breaks and include a sibling program, transportation and meals to mitigate barriers for marginalized families.

Projects Serving Teens and Early Adulthood

Ability Connection RAMP

The RAMP project provides evidence-based, career focused mentoring/career exploration opportunities for youth with disabilities and other challenges. The RAMP Youth Intensive Services project targets eligible youth in and out of foster care to promote a successful transition into early adulthood in a peer oriented, adult and community supported environment. For more information, please visit our website

Jovial Concepts

The Jovial Gardens project converts 25 lawns and public spaces into garden classroom in low-income Denver neighborhoods. Utilizing the classrooms, Individuals with I/DD engage in job training and learn marketable skills in “seed to table” programming. Opportunities include growing produce, harvesting crops, nutritional planning and learning to make healthy meals. For more information, please reach out to John Stolzle 303-578-2569

Regis University – Global Inclusive Program ages 18 to 21

Regis University’s GLOBAL Inclusive College Certificate is a higher education program that provides a collegiate experience for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The academic coursework and career exploration prepare these students for employment and independent living with the overall goal of self-sufficiency in adulthood.


Revel Mentor Program

The Revel Lounge project offers an environment where people with and without disabilities can connect, work, learn, build relationships and thrive together. There are also opportunities for individualized behavior therapy in a variety on non-traditional settings from the REVEL Supports program For more information, please visit our website

REVEL Employment Services ages 18 to 50+

Post-secondary Education and Competitive Employment (Transition Youth/Adults): Forward thinking educational and employment opportunities that challenge ableism, stereotypes, and limiting beliefs to meet modern needs. For more information, please visit our website

Show and Tell

Through a series of workshops Show and Tell provides parents and transition age youth with information and training about disabilities,  parent and children's legal rights,  the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), and resources in the Denver Metro area.  Show and Tell focuses efforts towards underserved BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) families and connects them with the tools they need to help their children develop essential life skills. 


TACT is a trade and technical training program aimed at youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). TACT’s goal is to increase students’ proficiency in their marketable interest(s), imparting skills and confidence needed for workplace preparation and future employment. For more information, please visit our website Build with TACT.

Projects Serving Adults

Access Gallery

Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative, educational, and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience, and benefit from the arts.

Activity Options

Fully trained and certified Activity Options staff provide small group, weekend, and evening community activities, as well as overnight travel within Colorado and nearby States for eligible individuals. Project participants choose interest areas such as music, theater, local events, physical activities and/or social opportunities. For more information, please visit our website


Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities through their Mission Supports project seeks out Individuals at risk of, or currently experiencing homelessness that consider Denver their community and potentially meet I/DD eligibility criteria. If the eligible person wants to pursue support services, the Mission Supports team provides intensive case management and mentorship to complete the eligibility and enrollments process for long term services and supports. 


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