To promote, strengthen and support individuals with disabilities and their families.

Special Kids Special Families is a Colorado non-profit 501(c)3 organization. SKSF was founded in 1998 to provide respite and care for children and adults with disabilities. Programs offer community support services to families that are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout their life span.


SKSF offers Children & Family Programs such as Zach’s Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center, the only licensed day care center in the Pikes Peak Region, provides 24/7 respite and childcare for children with disabilities. Programs designed for children with disabilities and their families providing respite care, daycare, advocacy, community activities, life skills training, in-home care and supervision, and social groups.

SKSF offers Adult Day Programs for adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Adult Day Services provides community and center-based opportunities for adults with disabilities to engage with the community in a positive, safe, and healthy manner. We offer a day program that focuses on life skill development and socialization designed for growth and that promotes independent living, helping them to realize their dreams.

SKSF offers Residential Living Services for when a family member/guardian believe that 24/7 care is necessary for their loved ones continued health and wellbeing. SKSF Host Homes emphasis in providing services and supports to adults with disabilities and serve El Paso and Park county areas.

We also provide Foster Care and Foster to Adopt Services, serving more than a dozen counties, and specializing in working with children with disabilities who come from abusive or neglected homes. Our loving families care for children of all ages and cultural backgrounds across the Front Range. They provide the children with love, care, and a safe environment they so richly deserve.


  • Demonstrating compassion for all
  • Supporting visions of one’s abilities, strengths, and potential
  • Displaying integrity, trust and respect
  • Providing a safe and healthy environment
  • Enabling joyful living with a good quality of life


2013 Annual Report


  • Fostering Colorado
  • Southern Region Respite Care Coalition
  • Colorado Respite Coalition
  • Alliance For Kids
  • Association for Agency Excellence
  • JFK Family Advisory Committee
  • The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Southern Women’s Chamber