To Be Able

Horizons Specialized Services works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with, or at risk of, developmental disabilities. Our purpose is to enhance the lives of those we help by empowering them to achieve rewarding lives full of new possibilities. We believe in: the paramount importance of health and safety; a never ending quest for creative solutions; fostering growth and independence; the power of Early Intervention to change lives; compassion and respect for every person and in everything we do.

Horizons was incorporated in 1975 by a group of families and community leaders who recognized the lack of local services for children with developmental disabilities. Horizons was established as a community based alternative to institutionalized care and continues to provide services in the least restrictive environment. Over the past 42 years, Horizons has grown from only home-based services for a handful of people to a wide range of services for 136 children, 95 adults, and 86 families. Horizons serves the five counties of northwest Colorado: Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt. Horizons is one of 20 Community Centered Boards in Colorado.