Colorado – ABCD

Colorado participated in the ABCD Screening Academy as a “Setting the Stage for Success” grantee, a project designed to replicate the North Carolina ABCD Project model which integrated structured developmental screening into well-child care visits.

Specifically, the ABCD Screening Academy project in Colorado improved child development services by:

  • Incorporating screening requirements into Colorado’s Medical Home initiative, and by targeting "improving state policy" as a critical area of attention in the 2009 ABCD team work plan.
  • Completing multiple ABCD community trainings on structured screening in all eight pilot communities, increasing the use of a objective, validated developmental screening tools at well child visits by providers outside of pilot sites, and partnering with Kaiser Permanente and Denver Health to ensure that all of their offices implemented the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) by all pediatricians and family practitioners.
  • Sustaining and spreading structured screeninig by applying for funding to continue to gather groups of providers for informational workshops and trainings on the importance of health care screening during well child care.
Title Description Date Published Acitivity
Seven Years of ABCD in Colorado (Eileen Bennett) This document contains comments from Eileen Bennett, Colorado’s ABCD Coordinator. In this document Ms. Bennett discusses the history of ABCD in the state, as well as results and accomplishments achieved through the project. November 2012 Improving Policy and Spreading Results
Child Find Referral Form (Colorado Department of Education) This is a parental release form for children age 3-5 years – who may need special education services. The form contains an area at the bottom for Child Find to provide an update to the provider. November 2012 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
Early Intervention Colorado Referral and Release Form (Colorado Early Childhood Connections) Parental release form for infants and toddlers – birth through two years of age – who may need early intervention services. This is an updated form from the one originally developed by Colorado in 2007. November 2012 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
Colorado ABCD Website (Colorado ABCD: 2010) This link directs to the Colorado ABCD project homepage. The site includes information for families, health care providers, and community providers. The website also includes information on screening and referral. April 2012 Care Coordination and Linkages to Services and Spreading Results: Dissemination Strategies
Family Panel Screening Card – Spanish
(Colorado ABCD Project) Proof copy of informational card promoting developmental screening. Answers three most common questions about screening. Spanish version. December 2007 Engaging Families
Family Panel Screening Card – English (Colorado ABCD Project) Proof copy of informational card promoting developmental screening. Answers three most common questions about screening. English version. December 2007 Engaging Families
A Gift for Your Child! Give Your Child the Gift of Regular Checkups. (Colorado ABCD Project) Color poster promoting developmental screening to families. English version. December 2007 Engaging Families
Referral, Evaluation, and Release Form (Colorado Early Childhood Connections) Parental release form for infants and toddlers – birth through two years of age – who may need early intervention services. December 2007 Addressing Needs
Early Intervention Referral Process for Children Birth to 36 Months (Colorado Early Childhood Connections) Flow chart for Early Intervention Referral Process showing responsibilities of health care provider’s office, Part C Early Childhood Connections, and where responsibilities overlap. December 2007 Addressing Needs
Colorado Referral Form

(Colorado Early Childhood Connections) Provider-completed form for recording status and progress of referrals.

December 2007 Addressing Needs
An Introduction to Developmental Services for Colorado Health Care Providers (Colorado ABCD Project) 3-fold color pamphlet for physicians that promotes developmental screening. December 2007 Making the Case