JFK Developmental Disabilities

University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Major Rotation


JFK Partners is a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities.  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 is affiliated with Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  JFK is also actively involved with community agencies to address the needs of persons with developmental disabilities.  Faculty at JFK hold appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

The JFK 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.