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.
Mark Emery has posted the ninth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.
Cathy Enfield has posted the eighth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.
Michael Wehmeyer has posted the seventh in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.
Chris Collins, has posted the sixth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.
Clayton Lewis, Ph.D., has posted the fifth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.
Upcoming Conference August 3-5, 2014
The Coleman Institute has endorsed the goals of the Six Goals By 2015 initiative, promoting the achievement of 6 goals for people with disabilities in each of 6 categories by the end of 2015.
14th Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology and the Coleman Institute and ANCOR Technology Showcase
October 9th, 2014
October 10, 2014
September 30 - October 2, 2014
New Orleans, LA
- Search our Cognitive Technology Database, a research bibliography.
- Read David Braddock's presentation prepared for the Summit on the Federal Developmental Disabilities Act [pdf, 32k] and related priorities, entitled "Envisioning the Future" hosted by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Bethesda, Maryland on January 31, 2011 and the regional hearing panel in Denver on December 6, 2010
- Read David Braddock's article Honoring Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Legacy in Intellectual Disability [pdf, 817k] published in the journal "Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
- Find out more about the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research [NIDRR] and Coleman Institute sponsored Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies, RERC-ACT.
- Overview of Emerging Technologies and Cognitive Disability [pdf]