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Clinical Services

Members of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center provide a wide range of clinical resources for patients with IDD:

Child Development Unit (CDU) - located at The Children's Hospital, evaluates children with a variety of developmental and neurobehavioral differences. The CDU provides single-specialty evaluations as well as an interdisciplinary team approach, where multiple specialties see a child during a single appointment. Specially trained clinicians provide patients and families with the resources necessary to understand a diagnosis, cope with the challenges they might face, and find appropriate therapies or interventions. 

The eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic- located at the Children’s Hospital in Colorado, the eXtraodinarY Kids Clinic is a unique multi-disciplinary clinic for children with X&Y Chromosome Variations. Children and their parents have the opportunity to meet with professionals who have significant experience with these conditions including a developmental pediatrician, endocrinologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist and a genetic counselor. Families receive a comprehensive report detailing specific recommendations for the child based on their condition and assessment in order to support the child’s development, academic, and emotional needs, as well as necessary medical management.

Special Care Clinic - offers comprehensive care and consultation services to children with chronic medical conditions and special health care needs. This clinic specializes in treating children with special health care needs, including children with genetic disorders, developmental disabilities, complex chronic medical conditions and high-risk newborns. They also care for the healthy siblings of children with special needs. The Special Care Clinic also performs assessment and management strategies for community care providers. 

JFK Partners - mission is to promote the independence, inclusion, contribution, health, and well-being of people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs and their families through consumer, community, and university partnerships.  

Inherited Metabolic Diseases Clinic - located at The Children's Hospital, the Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMD) Clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing family-focused care to children and adults with known or suspected inborn errors of metabolism. The clinic is recognized internationally for its expertise relative to diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorders. It is the only clinic in the Rocky Mountain Region providing comprehensive metabolic services. 

Adult Medical Genetics- located at the University of Colorado Hospital, the Adult Medical Genetics Clinic is currently the only general genetics clinic for adults in Colorado staffed by a physician with dual training in internal (adult) medicine and medical genetics.  As genetics is a rapidly evolving field, unfamiliar to many generalists, a prime goal of the clinic is to work with patients and their primary care physicians to diagnose and manage genetic conditions. 

Pediatric Medical Genetics Clinic- located at The Children's Hospital, the Medical Genetics Clinic consists of board-certified medical geneticists dedicated to providing consultation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations for patients with genetic disorders. Laboratory services include biochemical genetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics. 

Child Neurology Clinic- located at The Children’s Hospital, the Neurology Clinic evaluates and treats infants, children and teens with neurological disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. As a major referral center for the western United States, they provide consultation, ongoing care and diagnostic services to identify, characterize and treat neurological problems in children and adolescents.

Assistive Technology Partners (ATP)- mission is for persons with cognitive, sensory, and/or physical disabilities to reach their highest potential at home, school, work and play through the addition of appropriate assistive technologies to their lives.



Clinical Testing Laboratories

UCD Biochemical Genetics Laboratory - located at the University of Colorado Denver at the Fitzsimons campus, the UCD Biochemical Genetics Laboratory was created in 1968 as part of a federally funded program to improve diagnosis and treatment of children with inborn errors of metabolism in several western states. It has been directed by Dr. Stephen Goodman since its opening, and offers tests to detect and monitor treatment of many disorders of amino acid, organic acid and fatty acid metabolism.

UCD DNA Diagnostic Laboratory - located at the University of Colorado Denver at the Fitzsimons campus, the UCD DNA Diagnostic Laboratory is a clinical molecular genetics laboratory offering full service nucleic acid-based testing. Established as a national and regional resource for the medical and genetics communities, the laboratory performs testing for a variety of genetic diseases utilizing state-of-the-art techniques. 

Colorado Genetics Laboratory (CGL)- located in Denver, CGL is the premiere lab for cytogenetics and cytogenomics in the Rocky Mountain region.  They offer full service laboratory testing in prenatal, postnatal, and cancer cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and chromosomal microarray (CMA). Their Laboratory Directors and Genetic Counselors are available to discuss appropriate testing and test interpretation.  They also provide in-service presentations and clinical conference support.



Contact the Colorado IDDRC

Phone: 303-724-3839 • Fax: 303-724-3838

Mailing Address: Mail Stop 8313, 12800 E. 19th Avenue • Aurora, CO 80045


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