Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


In 1963, Colorado created a community-centered system to manage and provide supports and services for Colorado’s citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. This system includes locally accountable, nonprofit organizations called Community Centered Boards (CCBs) as the entry points for services. Each CCB serves a geographic area and provides eligibility determination, needs assessment, service plan development, arrangement of services, delivery of services, funding allocation, and many other functions to individuals with IDD and their families.


CCBs work with Program Approved Service Agencies (PASAs) to ensure that the needs of each and every individual they serve are being met within available state and local resources. CCBs and PASAs provide services and supports to individuals with IDD so that they may exercise their right to live, learn, play, and work in the community with the dignity, choices, opportunities, and responsibilities accorded all citizens. Above all, CCBs and PASAs believe that everyone contibutes value to their communities and has the right to full community inclusion.


To enter into Colorado’s community-centered system of services and supports, you must be determined eligible. An individual applying for services may be placed on a waiting list to receive services and supports.







For assistance with developmental disabilities in your community:

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