JFK Partners is a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for interdisciplinary training in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), including Autism Spectrum Disorder. It offers training to graduate and postgraduate trainees from a number of health, mental health, and educational disciplines in the complex needs of children with developmental disabilities, particularly as their needs interact with family, school and community.
Professional disciplines represented at JFK include developmental pediatrics, child psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, and special education. JFK Partners is affiliated with Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado and all clinical work is completed within Developmental Pediatrics.
JFK Partners is also actively involved with community agencies to address the needs of persons with IDD. Faculty at JFK Partners hold appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics.
The JFK Partners Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, a component of Developmental Pediatrics/JFK Partners, provides a variety of interdisciplinary clinical services to persons of all ages. The Clinic provides a full range of clinical services, including disciplinary and interdisciplinary evaluations, consultation, therapies, and clinical research activities.