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  • Effective, October 31, 2022, the Transition program has moved from the Tesla Professional Development Center to the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus at 2115 Afton Way.

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Community Resource Links

  • The Resource Exchange

    TRE is a state designated Community Centered Board (CCB), one of 20 in Colorado. TRE services include eligibility determination, developmental disability determination, assistance with enrollment into Medicaid or State General Fund programs, service plan development, and arrangement for services, service coordination (case management), and monitoring of services received. 

    In 2019, TRE also assumed Single Point Entry (SEP) responsibilities and now administers all of Colorado’s Medicaid waivers for our service area. By bringing all waivers here, we believe we can achieve greater efficiencies and provide the level of quality for which we are known.

    TRE Intake Form

    2022 Pikes Peak Interagency Resource Directory

    A comprehensive list of community resources in the Pikes Peak region

    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

    DVR provides employment assistance to people with disabilities.

    The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region

    The Arc provides programs and services such as advocacy (in the employment, school, and judicial sectors), education, and guardianship, as well as many social events throughout the year.

    The Independence Center

    The IC offers skills classes, youth groups and activities, housing, advocacy and employment assistance to people with disabilities.

    Colorado ABLE

    A Special Needs Trust/ABLE account is a legal trust developed to provide financial support without jeopardizing public benefits.  Contact a Special Needs Trust attorney for more information.  The ABLE plan helps individuals to save money while preserving their SSI and Medicaid benefits.  

    Social Security Administration

    The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. To apply for Social Security and SSI disability benefits online, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability. If you cannot apply for SSI online, call 1-800-772-1213 to set up an in-office or telephone appointment with a Social Security representative. Parents or guardians can apply for disabled children under age 18.

    Social Security Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

    Social Security Counseling Services

    The WIPA program is a community-based organization that receives funding from Social Security to provide all Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability beneficiaries (including transition-to-work age youth) with FREE access to work incentive planning and assistance.  Ability Connection Colorado is the only nonprofit approved to provide benefit counseling services through the Social Security Administration program.

    Certified Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWIC) under the grant with the Social Services Administration must undergo high level security screening and training in order to provide and protect important beneficiary information.  This information is provided FREE OF CHARGE.

    Going to Work-A guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment

    A 29 page guide to social security benefits and employment.

    Springs Family Respite Care

    Providing In-Home Client Respite Care services for the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Dedicated to helping ensure your loved ones are cared for as family.

    D11 Career Pathways at Wasson Campus

    Career Pathways is a Career & Technical Education program available to all D11 high school students. Students in the 18-21 Transition Program can access Career Pathways as part of Transition programming.

    We offer nine Career Pathways based on the Colorado Career Cluster Model. Currently all located Career Pathways are located on the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus.

    Our pathways combine rigorous academics, High School and articulated Postsecondary credits with Work-Based Learning, and provide opportunities to pursue higher education and employment upon graduation. Each step on a career pathway is designed explicitly to engage students in Postsecondary Workforce Readiness and Career Preparation.