Colorado Department of Education Exceptional Student Services Unit - AFB Directory Profile

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Colorado Department of Education Exceptional Student Services Unit
1560 Broadway
Room 1100
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 866-6681 (Local)
(303) 830-0792 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is the administrative arm of the Colorado State Board of Education. CDE serves Colorado's 178 local school districts, providing them with leadership, consultation and administrative services on a statewide and regional basis.

CDE is made up of over forty units, 25 different programs, and 300-plus staff members, all pursuing the Department's Organizational Commitment. In keeping with this commitment, the Department not only administers K-12 public education, but also the State Library System, Family/Adult Literacy efforts, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.

The Exceptional Student Leadership Unit with CDE provides leadership and support to parents of and administrative unit personnel who provide educational services to children and youth with disabilities, including blindness/visual impairment and deafblindness.

The agency is also the site for the Colorado Services for Children with Vision and Hearing Loss Project.

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Number of staff: 60 staff specific to special education
Staff description: State consultants in all disability areas, parent assistance, alternate assessment, early childhood, and secondary transition
Geographic area served: State of Colorado
Publications: Guidelines for Learning Media Assessment; 0-5 Vision Screening Guidelines; newsletters on deaf-blindness orientation and mobility training, teaching of the visually impaired. The department also has a multitude of other items specific to other disabilities than blindness/low vision or deafblindness.


Tanni Anthony, State Consultant on Blindness/ Visual Impairment, Exceptional Student Services Unit, (303) 866-6681,
Paul Foster, Executive Director,

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