Access and Ability

Children's HCBS Medicaid Waiver

Access and ability provides eligibility screening and case management for the Children's Home and Community Based Services (CHCBS) Medicaid Waiver Program. 

This special Medicaid program is for children who have significant disabilities that could result in institutionalization or long term hospitalization and whose parents' income or assets are too great to qualify for Medicaid through the

Supplemental Security Income (SSI Program.

​If you have questions or would like to apply, please call Kendall Smith at 970-737-9031 ext. 103.

Community Development

Access and Ability works with rural and underserved communities to develop services and community based supports for all citizens. For more information contact Menda Ide at (970) 737-9031 ext 101.  

Individual and Systems Advocacy

Access and Ability provides one to one advocacy services to people with disabilities and their families in Weld and Northern Adams Counties. We believe everyone has the right to adequate healthcare, education and full access to the community. We advocate for inclusive Individual Education Programs (IEP), access to healthcare services, and person driven access to public services. If you or someone you know needs advocacy support,

contact Kim Cruz at (970) 737-9031 ext. 102.

Youth Leadership

Access and Ability strives for full access for everyone, including teens and young adults. We believe youth are one of our nation's biggest resources and are capable of understanding what they need better than anyone else. Our training teaches and encourages teens and young adults to become self advocates or advocates for their siblings with disabilities. We offer sessions on the ADA, IDEA, IEPs, assistive technology and accessing supports. If you have questions or would like to apply,

call our office at (970) 737-9031.