Autism Spectrum Disorder Program

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About Imagine!’s ASD Program

Imagine!’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program was created in 2004 in cooperation with the Autism Society of Boulder County. The purpose of this program is to provide services to address the challenges of local children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder but do not qualify for Colorado state funded waiver services.

This program is unique in the state of Colorado, and only serves individuals living in Boulder and Broomfield counties. The program serves children aged 5-26, and offers support for a single three-year period.

If you would like to know if your family member is eligible for this program, contact the intake department at 720-274-5452.

Families who are already enrolled in the ASD Program and need assistance may contact the ASD Program Coordinator at mklickna@imaginecolorado.org or 303-457-5648. For general information about autism call the Autism Society of Boulder County at 720-272-8231, or contact them here.

ASD Program Goals

The goal of this program is to provide families a method of selecting services that promotes the most cost-effective means to address the significant challenges to their child’s participating in family and community activities. This includes:

  • Offering innovative supports to local children and adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who do not meet state criteria for intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may live fulfilling lives of independence and quality in their homes and communities.
  • Reducing the added stress on families that results from supporting a family member who has ASD.
  • Making beneficial services available to address the challenges of persons who have ASD.

The ASD Registration Form

Once a registration form is completed online, individuals are placed on the ASD program waitlist until eligibility is determined through the Imagine! intake process. A confirmation of registration receipt will be emailed to the family. A current email address, phone number, and mailing address will be kept on record with the Imagine! ASD coordinator. 

How to apply for the ASD Program

After you fill out the ASD registration form please complete the Imagine! intake application. During this process you will be asked to upload the required supporting documentation to determine eligibility. In order to be determined eligible for the ASD program you will need to submit supporting documentation of the following:

  • A medical diagnosis of autism
  • Both IQ and adaptive scores above 70

ASD Registration Form

Imagine! Intake Application

Registrants may also download the intake application here

If you have questions in regards to completing the Imagine! intake application, you may contact the Intake Navigator. Eligibility is determined by Imagine! based upon the information submitted. Any registrant who has previously received a letter of denial of eligibility from Imagine! or another Community Centered Board should send a copy of that letter to the Intake Navigator. 

Available Services

Available services include, but are not limited to:

  • Audiology to address Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Behavior therapy, evaluation, and intervention for social and emotional support
  • Complementary and alternative therapies. * At its discretion, Imagine! may agree to fund a professional service or program for alternative therapies, but does not endorse, verify, recommend, or vouch for the safety, quality, or efficacy of a particular provider, program, or treatment
  • Equipment and supplies recommended by professionals
  • Family-Recruited Providers who follow social integration or behavior support plans or provide remedial tutoring
  • Medical services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy