Welcome to JFK Partners

About Our Program

JFK Partners has been a program of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Colorado School of Medicine since 1965. As a program of the Section of Developmental Pediatrics, JFK Partners is designated as Colorado's University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program.

Our mission is to lead the way in evidence-based interdisciplinary clinical care, education, research and community partnerships to enrich the lives of children, youth, and adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and special health care needs. 

Our vision is to promote the individuality, inclusion, active community engagement, health and well-being of all people of diverse backgrounds with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and their families. 


The purpose of JFK Partners is to provide Interdisciplinary Pre-service Training that is family and person-centered, culturally competent, and community-based that addresses the critical values, knowledge, and skills necessary to build inclusive communities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.