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A brief history of the Agency

        Southern Colorado Developmental Disabilities Services was founded in 1965.  It was first incorporated as Las Animas County Center for the Handicapped (LACCH).  Alta Vista School was one of the original Colorado Community Center Board schools offering educational opportunities for children with developmental disabilities.

        LACCH initially served only Las Animas County (Trinidad).  Services were started in Huerfano County (Walsenburg) under a separate board.  Eventually, the Las Animas and Huerfano County Boards merged as regionalization of services proved cost effective.

        LACRC (Las Animas County Rehabilitation Center) opened in 1971, serving 13 adults in Trinidad.  The Walsenburg Day Program site, a satellite program of LACRC was opened shortly after In Walsenburg.

        SCDDS and LACRC joined resources in 1991 and formed one Board of Directors. 

        Today SCDDS and LACRC serve approximately 140 individuals in the communities of Trinidad and Walsenburg.  SCDDS serves approximately 30 children in early intervention, CES and Family Support programs along with 110 adults in programs designed to promote independence and community inclusion.  SCDDS has a strong supported employment program, community inclusion programs based on the philosophy of person centered choices along with group and independent living, supported living and respite services.

       SCDDS strives to help individuals and their families in making decisions and options that promote personal choice, independence and community involvement.

 

 

 

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Trinidad / Las Animas County Location

1205 Congress Drive

P O Box 781

Trinidad, CO 81082

Main  719-846-4409

Main  719-846-3388

Fax   719-846-4543

Business Hours

Monday thru Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After Hours / Emergency

719-846-3388

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Walsenburg / Huerfano County Location

330 West Ninth Street

P O Box 472

Walsenburg, CO  81089

Main   719-738-3151

Fax   719-359-8505

Business Hours

Monday thru Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After Hours / Emergency

719-846-3388

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