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IDD Services & Policy


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. Colorado is in the process of re-designing its system. In the near future, a number of these functions will be assumed by Case Management Agencies, which may or may not be Community Centered Boards. Case Management Agencies will provide these functions to all of Colorado's 10 Medicaid waiver populations, not just people with IDD. They will also administer Colorado's state-funded programs, State Supported Living Services and the Family Support Services Program. 


CCBs (and, soon, CMAs) 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 contributes value to their communities and has the right to full community inclusion.

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