Brain Behavior Clinic and Boulder County Ten Year Plan to Address Homelessness
The Brain Behavior Clinic (BBC) in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at CU is partnering with the Boulder County Shelter for the Homeless in identifying and documenting cognitively disabled persons as part of the County's 10-Year Plan to Address Homelessness. One of the specific goals of the Boulder County 10-year Plan is to identify and provide effective outreach to chronically homeless individuals and connect them with needed services and viable and permanent housing solutions. With support from an Outreach Grant awarded to Dr. Emily Richardson, the BBC has been able to provide, at no cost, neuropsychological evaluations of clients in the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless who may have acquired or developmentally-based cognitive deficits. These evaluations are used to support applications for disability benefits and medical coverage for those individuals who qualify.
The BBC is part of the Clinical Psychology graduate training program in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU Boulder. Its mission has a dual purpose: (1) to provide training experience in neuropsychological diagnostic assessments for clinical graduate students who are simultaneously receiving neuroscience coursework and research training, and (2) to respond to university and the broader community needs for affordable cognitive assessment services for adolescents and adults. The BBC provides assessments for adolescents and adults referred for acquired injury or disease (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, M.S.), ADHD, and learning disabilities. The BBC assessments have resulted in beneficial outcomes to clients, including identification of disorders or disabilities, successful procurement of disability benefits, access to community resources, and qualification for academic or job-related accommodations.
Brain Behavior Clinic at CU, Muenzinger D232, 2021 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309
BBC Intake line: 303-492-5679
This is a public program.
For more information, please visit the program website.