The Resource Exchange
The mission of The Resource Exchange (TRE) is to build independence for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays. We do this by coordinating access to and delivery of Medicaid waiver and state-funded services for individuals with disabilities and special needs in El Paso, Teller, Park, and Pueblo counties in Colorado.
The Resource Exchange (TRE) has partnered with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) or delays and their families in El Paso, Park, Teller and Pueblo counties since our founding in 1964 to help them achieve the lives they want to live. IDD includes autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Angelman syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, among many others.
By contract with the Colorado Department of Human Services, TRE is also the Early Intervention (EI) Service Provider for El Paso, Park and Teller counties. EI provides developmental supports and services to children from birth to age three who have special developmental needs and disabilities and their families.
In July 2019, we expanded significantly when we assumed Single Entry Point (SEP) responsibilities for Medicaid in those same counties and added an additional 55 employees and now serve a total of 8,800 individuals in the region. This means we now administer all of Colorado’s Medicaid waivers and believe this will help achieve greater efficiencies and quality of care for our clients, which now not only include those with IDD in our community, but also those with physical disabilities, mental health needs, traumatic brain injuries, the elderly, and children with life-limiting illnesses.
By contract with the Colorado Department of Human Services, TRE has also been the Early Intervention (EI) Service Provider for those same counties since 1986. EI provides developmental supports and services to children and their families birth to age three, who have special developmental needs and disabilities and provides early interventions such as speech, physical, and occupational therapy through TRE clinicians. TRE was identified as an original implementation site and local Lead Agency for our region. We currently serve 1,800 infants and toddlers annually through EI and maintain collaborative relationships with early childhood professionals, physicians, schools, and parents in the region.
Our core services include:
- Service Coordination
- Early Childhood Mental Health
- Early Intervention
- Navigation and Quality
- Parent and Family Support
- Integrated Health
- Social Enterprise
- The TRE Research Center
Learn more about the programs and services The Resource Exchange offers.