Colorado Providers Equipped to Diagnose Under the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Umbrella
Illuminate Colorado extends our deepest gratitude to Marilyn Fausset and other members of the SuPPoRT Colorado FASD Workgroup for volunteering to create the initial list of providers equipped to diagnose under the FASD umbrella.
If you know of other providers in Colorado who diagnose FASD or if you have questions or comments about this list, contact us.
Kelli Sutton, Strategic Initatives Manager
Download this printable list of providers.
Why get a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosis?
Getting a diagnosis of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) for yourself, your child or loved one can result in additional support to thrive into adulthood, like developmental disability services or educational services.
It can often be difficult for families to find a provider in Colorado equipped to make an FASD diagnosis.
Learn the basics about FASDs–and educate others–with a presentation slide deck from SuPPoRT Colorado‘s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Work Group.
About This List - Disclaimer & Release of Liability
Illuminate Colorado cannot guarantee that visiting any of the listed providers will guarantee a diagnosis under the FASD Umbrella.
This list is in random order and not comprehensive. It was prepared in good faith by the SEN FASD Work Group based on answers to a standard set of questions.
Unless noted, providers have agreed to be listed and stated they are knowledgeable about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and able to diagnose.
Illuminate Colorado neither recommends these providers nor guarantees that details are correct or up to date.
The following is recommended by families impacted by FASD:
- Question any evaluating providers if you suspect an FASD.
- Ask if they are able and willing to give or rule out a diagnosis related to fetal alcohol exposure. If they are not, find another provider.
- State that a diagnosis is important to qualify a person for developmental disability services in Colorado. It may also be helpful for receiving educational services.
- Let the provider know you are looking for a formal diagnosis.
Colorado Providers Equipped to Diagnose Under the FASD Umbrella
To support families impacted by FASD, the following list of providers have agreed to be listed and stated they are knowledgeable about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and able to diagnose.
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Insights CO Assessment and Therapy
Type of Professional: Two doctors own and diagnose.
Location: 1658 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
Phone Number: 303.935.5307
Type of Testing: Hoyme or 4-Digit Code. Administer the Vineland for adaptive score
Insurance Accepted: See website. Medicaid, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser
Cost Range: Approx. $2,000
Length of Waitlist: 3-4 months
Length of Time to Test: Usually involves two visits, takes approximately 3 hours
Additional Notes: Children (18 months and up) and adults
Dr. David Kalis, Ph.D.
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Kalis & Associates
Type of Professional: Ph.D., LCSW
Location: Suite 200 357 S. McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, CO 80027
Phone Number: (303) 482-7041
Type of Testing: Has used DSM-5. Administers the Vineland for adaptive functioning score.
Insurance Accepted: Medicaid. Ask re private insurance. Pre-approval may be needed. He can provide a form to be submitted to insurance.
Cost Range: Approx. $1,250
Length of Waitlist: About 1 – 2 months
Length of Time to Test: Usually takes 2-3 sessions
Additional Notes: He often works with the courts.
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Various. Kaiser said that they will find members a provider who can diagnose. Kaiser members only.
Location: Various locations in CO
Phone Number: Only Kaiser members can obtain info using their plan.
Type of Testing: Unknown
Insurance Accepted: Kaiser
Cost Range: Unknown
Length of Waitlist/Time to Test: Unknown
Willing to be added to list: Unknown
Dr. Nicole Crawford, Ph.D
Clinic/Hospital Name/Private Practice: Neuroeducational Assessment Services
Location: 2021 Battlecreek Drive, Suite A, Fort Collins, CO 80528
Type of Professional: Clinical and school psychologist, trained in neuropsych testing
Phone Number: 970.576.1097
Type of Testing: Uses DSM-5 , tests for adaptive skills
Insurance Accepted: None, is in process of signing up to accept Medicaid
Type of testing Cost Range: Varies, approx. $2,500 re FASD
Length of Waitlist: About 2 months
Length of Time to Test: Evaluation is about 8 hours.
- Works with Heather Hotchkiss at CO Dept. of Education
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Also does evals for executive functioning, academics
- Has lived experience with FASD
Dr. Jim Baroffio
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Office of Dr. Jim Baroffio, PC & Associates
Location: 5655 S. Yosemite St., Suite 109, Greenwood Village 80111 (Arapahoe County)
Phone Number: 303.706.9722
Type of Testing: Has used the DSM-5, Uses SIB-R, Works with Developmental Pathways, which is Arapahoe County Community-centered Board (CCB)
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Anthem, may not accept Medicaid
Cost Range: $250 and up
Length of Waitlist: Typically 2 weeks
Length of Time to Test: Takes 3 hours or longer to test for FASD
- Bess Teeters is an FASD aware therapist in this office.
- Often works with Child Protection and Adult Protective Services in Arapahoe County, also the Office of Human Services and Child Custody
Dr. Michele L. Gerard, Ph.D
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: In private practice
Type of Professional: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Location: 1942 Broadway, Suite 314, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303-939-9650
Type of Testing: Has used DSM-5. Evaluates in three tiers: psychological, accommodation eval, Neuropsych. Tests for adaptive skills.
Insurance Accepted: Out-of-network provider, will provide a “super bill” to submit to insurance company
Cost Range: $7,000 – $8,000 (includes Intervention-based evaluation, with treatment plan and detailed diagnosis)
Length of Waitlist: About 4 weeks
Length of Time to Test: Minimum of 8 session, 2 hour each. Approx. 8–10 weeks to obtain diagnosis.
Additional Notes: Familiar with international adoption
Dr. Shannon Murphy
Clinic/Hospital Name/Private Practice: Western Colorado Pediatric Clinic
Type of Professional: Pediatric MD
Location: 3150 N 12th St., Grand Junction, CO
Phone Number: 970-243-5437
Type of testing: Diagnoses based on DSM criteria, will consult a neuropsychologist in some challenging, questionable cases.
Insurance Accepted: Most. See website.
Cost Range: Inquire.
Length of Waitlist: No waitlist
Length of Time to Test: Varies. She often acts as the primary care physician.
Additional Notes: 20 providers are at this clinic; several are knowledgeable about FASD
Dr. Nicole Hipp
Clinic/Hospital Name/Private Practice: Collegiate Coaching Services, Private practice
Type of Professional: Clinical neuropsychologist, PhD.
Location: 2299 Pearl Street, Suite 310, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303-635-6753
Type of testing: DSM-5, also Wechsler academic, neuropsych, Adaptive Behavior Assessment instead of Vineland
Insurance Accepted: Does not accept Medicaid; may accept UnitedHealthcare and Cigna; if out of network will supply “superbill,” work with flexible spending accounts
Cost Range: $2500 – 3000, including report
Length of Waitlist: None, takes 2 weeks to 1 month for appt.
Length of time to test: Usually two session, 2-3 hours each
- Practice has been around for 10 years
- Practice specialize in adolescents and young adults, may expand to 12 and older
- Practice includes counselors familiar with FASD and offers coaching re executive function
- Some sessions can be telehealth.
- Also tests for autism (ADOS test) and does counseling re video game addiction
Dr. Samantha Mann, Psy.D
Clinic/Hospital Name/Private Practice: NeuroWorks
Type of Professional: Neuropsychologist
Location: 255 Canyon Blvd., Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 410-746-9227
Type of testing: DSM-5, ICD-10, uses ABAS-3 to assess adaptive behavior
Insurance Accepted: None, but will complete “superbill” to submit to insurance co.
Cost Range: Approx. $2500
Length of Waitlist: About 2 months
Length of Time to Test: Typically one full day, may be split into two sessions. About two-week turnaround for results.
- Works with adults 18 and over
- Other tests: Cognitive, executive functioning, ASD and emotional issues
Dr. Thomas Weir, PsyD
Clinic/Hospital Name/Private Practice: Behavioral Health & Wellness Clinic
Type of Professional: Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults as well as psychological, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological evaluations
Location: Fairmont Health Park, PCP Building, 3150 North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone Number: (970) 242-5707
Type of testing: Unknown
Insurance Accepted: Unknown. Check website
Cost Range: Unknown
Length of Waitlist: Unknown
Length of Time to Test: Unknown
Willing to be added to list: Unknown
Additional Notes: His office reported that he will do a neuropsych eval for FASD as long as the patient is over 5 year of age. He will then recommend a treatment plan.
Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Children’s Hospital Colorado Developmental Pediatrics Dept.
Type of Professional: Ask for a Developmental Pediatrician to do the evaluation.
Location: 13123 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
Phone Number: 720-777-6630
Type of testing: DSM-5, Vineland for adaptive skills
Insurance Accepted: Most, including Medicaid
Cost Range: Varies. Call 720-777-0720 for a cost estimate.
Length of Waitlist: Usually 6 – 9 months, but varies
Length of Time to Test: Approx. 2-4 hours
- Will evaluate all ages, including adults
- Not all staff are familiar with FASD. Developmental pediatricians are FASD aware.
- Sara Mattie, LCSW, Developmental Pediatrics, provided information, is FASD aware.
Summit - Dr. Bri Makofske and Dr. Rachel Toplis
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Summit Psychological Assessment and Consultation
Type of Professional: PhDs, licensed psychologists and licensed school psychologists
Location: 7710 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: 719-641-3748, 719-235-7104
Type of Testing: DSM-5, ICD-10, Vineland and ABAS for adaptive skills, neuro-educational testing services and therapy for children and adolescents include cognitive, social/emotional, achievement, executive functioning, learning disabilities, autism.
Insurance Accepted: None, but will provide a superbill to submit to insurance
Cost Range: Approximately $3500 for evaluation, feedback session, and report
Length of Waitlist: None
Length of Time to Test: 4 – 6 weeks, usually 4-6 sessions of 2 hours each
- 18 months – 25 years old
- Teach self-regulation strategies
- Consult re interventions and supports in a school setting
Dr. Michael Brinker (CSU)
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Psychological Services Center at Colorado State University
Type of Professional: PhD, psychologist
Location: Sage Hall, 1612 Campus Deliver, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Type of Testing: DSM-5, Vineland and ABAS, neuropsychological testing
Insurance Accepted: Medicaid, hoping to take private insurance soon, can provide superbill to submit
Cost Range: $1500, have sliding scale3
Length of Waitlist: Varies
Length of Time to Test: Usually about one month for Intake plus two sessions, with feedback and report
- All ages including adults
- Also associated with University of Colorado School of Medicine at Colorado State University, opening fall of 2021
Dr. Helena Huckabee (Emerge Professionals)
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Emerge Professionals
Type of Professional: Dr. Helena Huckabee, founder, is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Other psychologists work on evaluations.
Location: 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 860, Denver, CO 80246 (Glendale)
Type of Testing: Vineland, DSM-5, 4-digit method
Insurance Accepted: None for evaluations, which are on self-pay basis. Accepts insurance for other services.
Cost Range: $1,600 – $3,000
Length of Waitlist: None. Appointments can be made 1-month out.
Length of Time to Test: Typically 1-3 evaluation sessions, 3-hour sessions, feedback session
- Children and adults
- Also do psychoeducational evaluations
- Focus on autism, offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Staff of several psychologists: three PhD psychologists and Board Certified Behavior Analysts
Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling
Clinic/Hospital/Private Practice: Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling
Type of Professional: Dr. Jeremy Sharp, PhD, is the licensed psychologist
Location: 3500 John F. Kennedy Pkwy, Suite 200, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Phone: (970) 889-8204
Type of Testing: Comprehensive evaluations including ABAS or Vineland, DSM-5
Insurance Accepted: Medicaid (inquire re specifics for this area of CO), most other insurance
Cost Range: $1200 – $1600
Length of Waitlist: 6 months
Length of Time to Test: 3 appointments over 2 months
- Ages: 30 months to adults
- Michael Brinker (see above) is associated with this clinic.
- Offers counseling from several staff professionals