Traineeships and Fellowships

JFK Partners offers a wide variety of training opportunities for those interested in specializing in working with individuals with disabilities and their families. Our training topics are diverse, but share the common goal of enhancing the quality of services for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families. As part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, JFK Partners’ faculty offer knowledge and experience that guides each trainee’s learning experiences. Training experiences are composed of coursework and practicum and/or clinical placements. Coursework covers a variety of topics including leadership, consultation, and teamwork skills, essential concepts in the evaluation and treatment of autism and developmental disabilities.

Professionals currently working with children (birth to 21) in the disciplines of audiology, medicine, psychology, public health, special education, social work, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology, as well as family members of individuals with disabilities and self-advocates are encouraged to apply. JFK Partners offers some financial support to program participants. Various state and federal grants support the specific disciplines listed above and enable us to offer graduate education credits and stipends for selected participants.

DisciplineContact​Due Date
AudiologySandra.Gabbard@mariondowns.orgSept 10, 2021
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

July, 2021

Match Day Dec 15, 2021

Family: Parent or Sibling Traineeship

Kristen Kaiser, Family FacultyFeb 1, 2022


Occupational Therapy


Pediatric Physical Therapy Clinical Fellowship


Psychology Post Doctoral Fellowship

Judy.Reaven@cuanschutz.eduJan 1, 2022

Nov 1, 2021 

Psychology Extern

Judy.Reaven@cuanschutz.eduFeb 1, 2022
Public Health Traineeship


Self-Advocacy Traineeship


Special Education/Education 
Speech-Language Pathology