Special Education Parent Resources

The Colorado River BOCES provides Special Education and Related Services to Garfield School District 16, Garfield RE-2 and Yampah Mtn. High School. 

Colorado River BOCES Special Education Director
Denise Rahe

Local Special Education Directors

Garfield School 
District 16
Kristy Slife

Garfield RE-2
Special Ed. Director
Denise Rahe

To request records please email Beth Ridgeway

(bridgeway@crboces.org) & fill out the  

Records Request Form  


The Colorado River BOCES SPECIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS will align services with member districts Return to School Plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

On March 18th, 2020 Governor Polis enacted an executive order, ordering suspension of normal in-person instruction at all public and private elementary and secondary schools in the state of Colorado instruction from March 23, 2020 to April 17, 2020 due to the Presence of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources for Schools

2021 Colorado River BOCES Bowling Competition
More information will be available closer to the event. 
Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Location: Rifle Fireside Lanes
Sport: Bowling
Participants: Garfield RE-2 and Garfield School District 16; Elementary, Middle, High School 
"To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, you must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially designed instruction." https://www.specialolympics.org/about/faq


The ENC Field Day is a day for students with disabilities to discover new experiences, learn new skills, 
and celebrate their own successes. Our hope is to provide a safe environment for students to step out and 
have the courage and confidence to try something that they may not try in other settings.

Encourage Nurture Challenge Field Day 2019

Please note: This document contains third-party links. By clicking on the website links below, you will leave Colorado River BOCES website and enter a website not operated by CRBOCES. 

MVDS Mission is to encourage and support individuals with developmental disabilities, enhance their ability to live, learn, and work in an independent and inclusive manner, and to educate the community about their contributions and capabilities.

MVDS supports adults and children in Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin counties with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Our work provides life span services for these individuals, their parents and family members, guardians, colleagues at work, neighbors and friends to promote independence, quality of life, and rights protection.

Parents Encouraging Parents
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         Family centered conferences designed to offer support, information, and education to parents with children who have                 a disability, ages birth to 21 years, and professionals.

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PEAK Parent Center believes that all children, including children with disabilities, can learn and participate in their neighborhood schools. Every day, PEAK teaches parents, students, educators, and professionals the skills they need to successfully educate students with all types of disabilities and abilities. We do this because all children deserve the chance to become contributing members of their community, which begins at school.

Bridging the Gap is a Special Education Newsletter provided by the Colorado River BOCES with updates, information, tips, and ideas to support you and your family.

Post School Outcomes Survey

"Indicator 14 measures state performance on the transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment of students with IEPs. Specifically, the federal measure is defined as:

The percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:

A. enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school;

B. enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school;

C. enrolled in higher education or in some other post-secondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school.1"

Subpages (1): Fiscal Transparency