About Project Include

Project Include offers training, quick program support, Universal Design and Inclusion Kits, and customized coaching and materials support to licensed Colorado child care programs.

All Project Include team members have specialized knowledge in assistive technology and universal design and inclusion strategies for children from birth to age 5. Our team includes professionals who have worked as teachers, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists in preschool and early childhood settings.

We're here to help your program succeed!

Participants who have quick questions, would like more information, or need brief consultation, may contact us at ProjectInclude@ucdenver.edu at any time.

Our Team

Close-up headshot of Maureen Melonis smiling in business casual shirt

Maureen Melonis BS, MNS, CCC-SLP

Research Senior Instructor Associate Director
  • Bioengineering
  • Downtown Campus - Engineering - Bioengineering ATP
  • Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering

Email Address:maureen.melonis@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone:303.315.1283

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Administration Building

1201 5th Street

1201 5th Street, Suite 240

Denver, CO 80204

Maureen Melonis, M.N.S., CCC-SLP, Associate Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering and Project Director for the Assistive Technology Program of Colorado has over thirty years of experience in the field of Assistive Technology (AT).  She began her career as a speech language pathologist, developing a passion for the power of technology to open doors to inclusion. She has been principal/co-investigator, author and/or contract manager for a range of federal, state, and local government contracts and grants which support professionals in the field with the technical assistance, coaching, professional development and access to AT equipment needed for success.

In her role at the University, she has developed numerous training curriculums around assistive technology, adult learning strategies and curriculum development.  Her technology development and application research has focused on language development and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as well as early childhood, inclusion, and leadership.  She has presented at state, national and international conferences on assistive technology and has published numerous resources in the field.   

With appointments in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics, she pursued her passion in leading programs to ensure AT is implemented effectively.

Funding Provided by...

Project Include is funded by the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) stimulus increase.

Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE)

CU Denver

The Hub, Bioengineering

1224 5th Street

Suite 130

Denver, CO 80204


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