Welcome to the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

The Institute was established in 2001 by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado System. Its establishment was made possible by a generous endowment from William (Bill) and Claudia Coleman. Our mission is to catalyze and integrate advances in science, engineering, and technology to promote the quality of life and independent living of people with cognitive disabilities. The Institute is actively engaged in supporting research, development, dissemination, and education in cognitive disabilities on all campuses of the University of Colorado: in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. We are committed to providing scientific, technological, and public policy leadership to strengthen the voice of persons with cognitive disabilities and their families in our society.

Institute News

Declaration Commentary by Margaret Nygren

Margaret A. Nygren, EdD, CEO of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), has posted the third commentary in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.

Declaration Passed Unanimously

On  March 13, 2014, the Colorado Legislature made history in the field of developmental disabilities.

Project Coordinator Job Posting

PROJECT DESCRIPTION This position will be part of and assist in coordinating a five-year (2013-2018) National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) project on health promotion.  

Save the Date: Oct. 9, 2014

14th Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology
Broomfield, Colorado

Declaration Update by David Braddock

Coleman Institute Executive Director Dr. David Braddock has posted the first of an ongoing series of updates on The Declaration.

Institute Co-Sponsors ICOST 2014

The Coleman Institute is a co-sponsor of ICOST Denver: Advances in Cognitive Technologies June 25-27, 2014 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Daily Camera on Cognitive Disability Research

The Daily Camera recently published an article and video on the research being done by the Coleman Institute's graduate research fellow Jeffery Hoehl along with our local partner Imagine!