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Key features of the Child Development Unit include
  • state-of-the-art interdisciplinary evaluations for children experiencing developmental and neurodevelopmental differences

  • innovative research in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sex Chromosome Aneuploidy, and Fragile X syndrome

  • training of health care professionals to diagnose and manage children with developmental and behavioral differences

  • compassionate, integrated care for our patients and their families to promote development and ensure that our patients reach their maximum potential

The Children's Hospital ​​

Developmental Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Developmental Pediatrics provides clinical services in the Child Development Unit (CDU) at Children's Colorado Hospital, in Aurora, Colorado.

Please explore our Web site for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

We provide single-specialty evaluations as well as interdisciplinary team evaluations for children from birth through adolescence.  MORE »

We offer a variety of educational programs including an ACGME-accredited Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship. MORE »

We are one of fifteen member sites of the Autism Treatment Network - a multisite network dedicated to improving medical care for children with ASD.  MORE »



  • Sandra Friedman, MD, hosted an annual grantee meeting from March 15-17th, 2017, for the 10 HRSA-funded Leadership Education in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Programs​, attended by all fellows and training faculty from these programs.

  • Sandra Friedman, MD, was interviewed by Channel 9 News​ in November 2016, along with a patient and his mother, about the nation's largest autism study funded by the Simon Foundation in which Developmental Pediatrics/JFK Partners and CHCO are participating. This multisite study aims to increase the understanding and genetics of autism spectrum disorder.