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Old 01-08-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Default Adult programs for developmentally disabled? Transit?

We're trying to make up our minds where to move this year so are checking a few states to at least narrow things down. I know Pueblo, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs (or other suggestion?) have public transit. Denver seems too big to tackle without knowing anyone there.

As a family we need good day programs for disabled young adults no longer in school. If there were good group homes with disabled residents that would be great. Ours will probably live at home but you never know what will happen and it may be necessary.
Social/rec programs are also a plus. I do know services are being cut so web searches I've done could be outdated.

Public Transit - a decent one for getting around town for jobs.Walkeable area for libraries, food stores? Parks.
Affordable homes in safe area - affordable for us is under $150,000.
Have kind of been looking at smaller cities (under 20,000) but to get the services we need, maybe a neighborhood in a big city would be better.
Weather isn't as important, though would be nice if we didn't go into the single digits in winter or triple digits in summer(the odd week or so wouldn't matter, just not for the whole season)
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Years ago I worked as a case manager for the division of developmental disabilities in Trinidad & was impressed with their system. Their sheltered workshop and group homes were excellent at that time. But it's been years! It may be worth checking into that town since it meets your criteria of smaller cities and propensity to be more affordable, especially by Colorado standards.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Thank you bongo - I appreciate the info. We're more used to smaller towns, and being more affordable is a plus. It's harder to find out about those places without some direction from people who know the area better.
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