Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) is a Colorado nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1998 to provide respite and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

Various programs offer community support services to families and are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout their life span.

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Why donate to Special Kids Special Families?

Give the gift of respite this season.  Your donation dollars will help fund low income families with respite care programs for children and adults with disabilities.  Check out the Norwood family story of how SKSF helped them through caring for their loved one.


CLIP_Green_SKSF_icon Children & Family Services

The SKSF Child and Family Services Program is in itself an umbrella for several direct service and care options supporting the children and caregivers of children with disabilities, including Zach’s Place Program at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center, Sibshops, Koscove Kids and The Network. The programs include advocacy as well as parent education.

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Thanks so much to Jon Karroll and the rest of the Special Kids Special Families team for connection us with the inspirational Williams family! An incredible story of incredible people

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CLIP_Yellow_SKSF_icon Foster Care & Adoption

Loving families caring for children of all ages and cultural backgrounds along the Front Range. Uniquely positioned as the go-to agency supporting foster children with disabilities.

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CLIP_Blue_SKSF_icon Adult Day Program & Services

SKSF Adult Services Program is made up of three major services all working to support adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers, including: Joey’s Place Program, ICAN Program, and Residential Services Program.

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…of Zach’s Place families say that without respite, their child would need to be placed in out of home care. In 2018, 102 children were served – 53% diagnosed with Autism.


…rides in 2018 were given through our wheelchair accessible buses providing transportation to/from programs including community activity transportation


…children were served in our Child Placement/Foster Care program in 2018.  41 of those children were placed with SKSF because of substance abuse by a parent.

With YOUR help, we can continue making an impact!

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Upcoming Events

Proceeds from these events help support programming for
children and adults with disabilities, as well as their families.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Special Kids Special Families
Administration Offices
1915 Aerotech Drive
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 447-8983 Main Office
(719) 447-9482 Fax

Special Kids Special Families
Adult Program Services
Host Home Residential Services
3450 N Nevada Avenue, Ste. 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 634-4675 Main Office
(719) 637-8660 Fax
(719) 439-9261 HH Emergency

Special Kids Special Families
Foster Care & Adoption Services
1915 Aerotech Drive
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 345-1735 Main Office
(719) 345-1785 Fax
(719) 505-6120 CPA After Hours

Special Kids Special Families
Zach’s Place
at the Laurie Hillyard Family Center
4795 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 329-1717 Main Office
(719) 329-1005 Fax
(719) 338-5769 Emergency