Tagged with special health care needs

Family Voices Colorado joins HighPointe Services

Family Voices Colorado joins HighPointe Services

Family Voices Colorado, a state affiliate of the national grassroots advocacy organization, will join HighPointe Services effective July 1, 2014.  HighPointe is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a history of providing family – and person-centered services to individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, through innovative programming designed to maximize the potential of participants. … Continue reading

Family Voices Colorado has Moved!

Family Voices has moved to a new address in the Denver Tech Center!  We regret we cannot accept walk-ins at this time, so please call to schedule an appointment with a Family or Hospital Navigator! Local: 303.733.3000 Toll free: 800-881-8272 Family Voices Colorado 7323 S. Alton Way, Unit A Centennial, CO 80112  

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and with the recent and rapid increase in the rate of autism diagnosis (as many as 1 in 50 children are affected by the disorder), we want to highlight some resources available for families, professionals, and community members. Continue reading

Bridging Hospital and Community: Family Navigator program expands

Bridging Hospital and Community: Family Navigator program expands

Four years ago, Family Voices Colorado received funding from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to start a pilot program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in which a Family Voices staff member would be based at the hospital three days a week to help families navigate systems and connect with community resources. Read on to learn more about the origins, focus, and growth of the hospital-based Family Navigator program. Continue reading

Staff Spotlight: Suzette Elledge

Staff Spotlight: Suzette Elledge

Suzette Elledge is the Program Manager for Health Coverage, formerly responsible for coordinating the Medical Home Certification program, moving into a role overseeing Family Voices’ involvement with the new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Although her employment with Family Voices Colorado (FVC) began in 2009, she first got involved with us some 12 years ago, when her two sons, Jacob and Joshua, were diagnosed with autism. Continue reading

Guide to Transition: New tool available

Guide to Transition: New tool available

Since 2011, with the support of The Colorado Health Foundation, Family Voices Colorado has been working on a pilot project to develop consistent tools and processes that support youth and young adults with special health care needs in the transition from pediatric to adult care. Our first tool is a Guide to Transition, now available. Continue reading