Families of children ages birth to 2.5 years of age are referred to the Early Intervention program at North Metro.
Families of children aged 3-17 years are given information about the Family Support program, as well as other available children’s Medicaid waiver programs. This helps to identify what programs available in Colorado the child might meet criteria for that could best meet their needs. If a child has been determined to meet criteria for an Intellectual or Developmental Disability by North Metro, but is not enrolled in a service, your family will receive an annual update letter and form, to identify needs and priorities for the child, as well as to offer opportunities to discuss possible programs your child could be eligible for.
If you have questions about case management while waiting for services, or any of these programs and eligibility requirements for them, please feel free to email us at Intake@nmetro.org, or to call our main number (303) 457-1001 and ask for Intake.
The Family Support Program serves children who meet criteria for developmental delay or disability. This program has a wait list at each Community Centered Board due to limited funding available. Families are offered the option of completing a Most In Needs (MIN) assessment, in order to obtain a MIN score, and be placed on the wait list for Family Support with North Metro. Enrollment into Family Support and funding authorized is dependent upon available funding and the child’s MIN score. Please contact our Intake staff at Intake@nmetro.org or 303-252-7199 if you would like to complete a Most In Needs (MIN) assessment to be placed on our Family Support wait list.
Children ages 14-17 may be placed on an adult services wait list for Supported Living Services, and Developmental Disability (Residential) services as early as their 14th birthday, with a “See Date” status of their 18th birthday (means that is the absolute earliest they can enroll into the program). Adult services are not available until a child turns 18, but this establishes their Order of Selection date and confirms that the family is interested in adult services for their child when they become available. The Order of Selection date is used to create an order which children and adults can be offered, and enroll into various programs.
Adults (age 18+) may request to enroll into the HCBS-SLS Waiver program (Supported Living Services), as there is no wait to enroll into this program. Eligibility for Long Term Care Medicaid (Health First Colorado) is required for this program, along with some additional eligibility steps. Please click here to learn more about the Supported Living Services Waiver.
Adults (age 18+) may request to be placed on an adult services wait list for the Developmental Disability Waiver “DD Waiver” (also known as the Residential or Comprehensive Services Waiver). Colorado has made great strides over the last 5 years in eliminating wait lists for most programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and since July 2018 has allocated additional funds to enroll increasing numbers of adults into the DD Waiver. Please click here to learn more about the Developmental Disability Waiver.