Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO) (Denver, CO)


  • Name:Tracie Hammons-Giesecke
  • Title:Employment Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO)
  • Address:801 Yosemite Street
    Denver, CO 80230
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:3036919339
  • Main fax:3036910846

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO) is to support individuals through innovative and comprehensive Early Education, Employment, and Family Support programs.

  • Overview:
  • Last year, Ability Connection Colorado provided services to 40,960 Coloradans through Early Education (Creative Options), Employment (Employment Works), and Family Support and Advocacy (Statewide Family Support Services). Our primary focus has been and will continue to be to support the movement from dependence to independence and to nurture the human potential of all individuals and families who access services.

    Creative Options for Early Education provided early childhood education for 676 children last year, incorporating academic, health, and social-emotional programming; parent engagement processes; teacher professional development; school-readiness plans; and prenatal education for underserved pregnant moms.

    Employment Works provided employment-related services to 4,259 people with disabilities and other challenges last year. Services include Social Security benefits and work incentive planning; youth employment mentoring; and adult and youth job development and placement.

    Statewide Family Support Services is a parent-driven network of six organizations that served 36,025 individuals with disabilities and their families last year and significantly impacted parents/families’ abilities to move through the complex systems of education, health and community living.

  • History:
  • Denver RAMP is run by Ability Connection Colorado, which was founded in 1946 by a group of nine mothers who were each led by the conviction that their child with severe disabilities deserved options other than institutionalization. ACCO believes that every human being deserves the chance to learn, to earn a paycheck, and to connect with his or her community. ACCO lives out this belief by providing a network of services that recognizes the capabilities and immeasurable potential within each individual.

  • Year established:1946
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:157


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
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