Agency Websites & Other Resources

Niwot Elementary PE class

Agency Websites & Other Resources

District Partnership Agencies

St. Vrain Valley School District works closely with the following agencies to create a bridge from school based services and transition programming to adult services and programming. Parents are highly encouraged to apply for youth services with agencies so that as school based services fade, youth and adult services can complement and gradually take over services as a natural transition to adulthood.

School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is a collaboration initiative between the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and St. Vrain Valley School District, and is supported by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

The School to Work Alliance Program serves to support students age 14-24 in five core areas:

  • Job Exploration Counseling
  • Work Based Learning Experiences
  • Workplace Readiness Training
  • Instruction on Self-Advocacy
  • Post-Secondary Counseling

SWAP is most appropriate for students with mild to moderate disabilities. St. Vrain recommends that students connect with SWAP beginning their sophomore or junior year of high school. Services for students with more moderate to severe disabilities are supported through the Devision of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

To get started contact your student’s current case manager or your SWAP specialist:

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) supports youth and adults with disabilities. It is recommended that St. Vrain Valley students who may need additional support in navigating career exploration, preparation, and on the job support apply for a Youth Services Program as soon as they are ready to start exploring the world of work.

DVR has both Youth and Adult Services. Youth services cases are for students age 14-21 who are still engaged in the public school system. St. Vrain Valley School District highly recommends that students who are considering district transition programming (LSACE) also have an active DVR case. If your student is exiting the public school system, you can work with your DVR counselor to move your youth case over to an adult services case.

Additional Youth Services information is linked below: 

Contact: Christine Fluet – Pre-ETS Technician [email protected]

Envision! (Weld County Residents)

Envision serves Weld County and is currently one of twenty Community Centered Board which is a local area’s single point of entry into local, state, and federally funded programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Colorado. Our Services include coordination of Case Management, Early Intervention Services, Program Services, and Family Support Services.

Envision is appropriate for students who live in Weld County who may need more comprehensive services to live as independently as possible. Depending on what your student qualifies for, Envision can support families and students with community based related services (Speech, OT, PT etc.), Supported Living, Employment Services and support, and limited transportation.

Additional Resources:

Intake/Case Management Application

Parent Engagement Meeting Powerpoint Presentation

All Waivers & Family Support Services (FSS) Descriptions / Spanish

Contact: Lori Rusko 970-652-3838, [email protected]

Imagine! (Boulder County Residents)

Imagine! provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, opportunities for community living, behavioral health services, technology solutions, and support for families. In addition to supporting people with developmental and cognitive disabilities, Imagine also has unique programming to support people with Autism.

Imagine! is appropriate for students who live in Boulder County who may need more comprehensive services to live as independently as possible. Depending on what your student qualifies for, Envision can support families and students with community based related services (Speech, OT, PT etc.), Supported Living, Employment Services and support, and transportation.

Contact: Jeff Johnson 303-457-5678, [email protected]

Featured Programs and Community Agencies

Boulder County Workforce Center Young Adult Program

If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, attended St. Vrain Valley Schools and want support finding and developing a career path, the Workforce Young Adult Program might be a perfect fit for you!

With this program, you’ll have a Career Support Specialist working alongside you to identify your career goals, develop a career plan, connect you with resources to build your skills and confidence, and be your cheerleader and guide to get you where you want to go.

We may also be able to connect you with a paid internship experience to grow your work-place skills, confidence, and community connections.

Young Adult Program

Young Adult Program (Spanish)

Career Workshops

Virtual Financial Workshops

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Office of Special Education

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) office administers both the state’s Exceptional Children’s Educational Act (ECEA) and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for children with disabilities. Their website is a resource for teachers, administrators, and parents of students with exceptional educational needs due to disability, or learners who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse or have some other special need. 

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in southeast Longmont, Colorado. Since 1980, CTRC has been devoted to serving children and adults with disabilities. As one of the oldest therapeutic riding centers in Colorado, and one of the largest in the nation, CTRC serves nearly 500 riders through our dynamic Equine Assisted Services and has an impressive work force of over 1,000 volunteers each year.

At CTRC we strive to nurture not only our participant’s physical health, but their mental and spiritual health as well. Our equine assisted services are far more than a mere pony ride. Through working with the horse as a partner and modality, our services produce tangible physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and educational benefits. We witness the profound life enhancing benefits of equine assisted services everyday, and invite you to experience them yourself and your loved ones.

Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association

The mission of Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association is to assure inclusion and enhance independence of people with Down syndrome. We will achieve this by providing education, resources and support in partnership with individuals, families, professionals, and the community.

Inclusive Higher Education Options

Application Season is Here!

Inclusive higher education programs are opening up their applications for the 2023-2024 school year, and we want to keep you in the loop. If you or your loved one with ID is interested in going to college next year, check out these important dates and links to get the application process started. 

University of Northern Colorado – GOAL

University of Colorado Colorado Springs – Office of Inclusive Service (OIS)

Arapahoe Community College – Elevate

For ongoing application updates and additional resources for families, check out IN!’s Application Information blog and Fall 2023 Application Details Flyer

Elevate @ ACC logo
UCCS Inclusive Services Logo
Colorado State University Logo
FRCC Trio Logo
UNC Goal
Regis University Logo

Unique Opportunities

Job Corps Logo

Additional Resources & Information

CARE Forward Colorado – Zero Cost Health Care Careers

CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Resources

CDE Adult and Community Agencies

Colorado Disability Benefits 101

Long-Term Services and Supports Programs

The ARC – Web Based Transition Courses for Families/Parents

St. Vrain Valley Schools