Life, love, and fear: the joy and toll of caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability

July 1, 2023

Roughly one quarter of Coloradans are living with some form of intellectual or developmental disability. In the most serious cases, medical advances have increased life spans, but that newfound longevity has created a host of challenges for parents and other caregivers. More than 7,800 Coloradans today receive a developmental disabilities waiver that offers round-the-clock help, an increase of roughly 80 percent from just a decade ago. At the same time, nearly 3,000 Coloradans are still awaiting their waivers. Read the full article.