Coleman Institute For Cognitive Disabilities
The mission of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities 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. Part of the University of Colorado, the Institute's primary activity is to provide grants for cognitive disability and technology research and development to CU faculty on all campuses of the university. The Institute makes grants that provide seed funding for research that may lead to patent-protected intellectual property and ultimately, commercialization. A major investment of the Coleman Institute has been in the $1.25 million co-funding of the $5.5 million center grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to create the nation's first Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies (RERC-ACT).