Laradon offers state-of-the-art support and services for children from birth to 21 years of age. Laradon’s caring and competent staff members use evidence based and individual instruction and therapies to help children reach their full potential.
Family, Infant, and Toddler (FIT) Program
The Family, Infant, and Toddler (FIT) program offers therapeutic services for children from birth to age three who have developmental disabilities or are identified as being at-risk for developmental delays. Services focus on all the basic and new skills that children learn during the first three years of life. Many children who receive early intervention services do not require special education or other services later in life. The FIT team of therapists provides in-home activities created to improve parent-child communication, increase physical and cognitive skills, as well as develop a sense of security and happiness. The weekly therapy sessions encourage early language acquisition for children, preparation for school success and an enriched family bond.
FIT services include:
Visits to the home where families learn how to teach their children by modeling the staff
Speech and language therapy
Bi-lingual therapy services
Early Childhood Special Education Services
Resources and support for the participating families
Screening and intervention for children with autism
Assistance with enrolling in preschool or obtaining other resources
The Laradon school has been supporting young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 70 years. As an approved facility school we are currently supporting over 70 students from 17 different school districts throughout Colorado. By combining a therapeutic environment with Laradon’s highly trained licensed staff, we are uniquely equipped to meet the individual learning and behavioral needs of all our students. We work closely with families and caregivers to ensure they feel heard and connected to their child’s school experience. The Laradon School is committed to ensuring our students are positioned to live healthy independent lives now and in the future.
Calabrese Youth Center
The Calabrese Youth Center provides 24-hour residential treatment to children, ages 11-18, who have identified intellectual and developmental disabilities. Laradon’s therapeutic program is designed to assist youth and their families to resolve social, emotional, and behavioral problems so they can return to their home or community. This program is located on the most northern part of Laradon’s 9.2 acre campus which includes a playground, basketball court, gymnasium with a recreation center a block away, and access to The Laradon School.