(All ages)

Pat Smith, Family Support Coordinator
970-385-3498

Providing funding for families to support the extra expenses experienced when caring for individuals with developmental disabilities, Family Services monies can be applied for:


• Respite care for the family member with a disability

• Professional services for an individual with a disability

• Medical services not covered by public or private insurance 

• Transportation and other costs associated with accessing medical or professional services

• Assistive Technology

• Home modification

• Parent and sibling support


Supporting families as primary caregivers of individuals with disabilities, our FSSP goals are to:


• reduces, delays or prevents out-of-home placement which are unwanted by the person or family, and support, as appropriate, returning the person to the home and support

• reduces the added stress on families as a result of supporting a family member with a
developmental disability in the home
• provides flexible and responsive services and supports which are easily accessible and chosen by families who provide care 

• promotes family choice and local decision-making

• encourages and supports community participation for persons with developmental disabilitiesServices may be provided on an ongoing or emergency basis.  Children under 5 may be eligible if they have a documented developmental delay as evidenced by having an Individualized Family Support Plan (0-3) or Individualized Education Plan (3-4).  Individuals aged 5 and above must meet the eligibility criteria for developmental disabilities.  

Family Support Services