Developmental Disabilities Health Center

3207 n academy blvd, suite 3300
colorado springs, CO 80917 

Developmental Disabilities Health Center (DDHC) focuses on providing exceptional health care for adult patients (18 and older) who have a Developmental Disability. This includes individuals with impairment in physical, learning, language or behavioral areas. Developmental Disabilities include, but are not limited to, Angelman Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fetal-alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X, Freeman Sheldon Syndrome and other cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

At DDHC, your medical home, adults with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) receive primary health care, comprehensive behavioral health services, psychiatric services and referrals to specialty care providers — all with care coordination and all customized to the needs of people with I/DD.

DDHC is recognized internationally as an innovation in health care, and was awarded by The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region in 2011 as an exceptional model.

Please note: patients must be established with a DDHC primary care provider in order to receive psychiatric services from Dr. Athey.



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Patient Information Forms

For your convenience, you may download, print and complete our required patient forms and information:

DDHC Welcome Guide (Informational)
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practices
Agency/Caregiver/Guardian Information
Consent to Treatment
Diabetes Management Recruitment Letter
Notice of Privacy Practices
Patient Health History
Consent to Discuss Medical Information