Consultation & Presentations
We are able to consult with defense attorneys and prosecutors (public or private) for civil or criminal cases that are related to individuals with developmental disabilities. We use objective, professional, and thorough methods to provide detailed evaluations.
Dr. Kimel specifically is able to provide expert testimony that explains how relevant psychological issues may apply to a particular case. Dr. Kimel has developed expertise as an expert witness in autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Consultation often involves the following: review of opposing expert's report; trial consultation/preparation where developmental disability is at issue; and case conceptualization from a developmental disabilities perspective.
Dr. Kimel is qualified to consult on cases of individuals with developmental disabilities who are involved in the legal system in the following ways: competence to proceed; criminal intent; criminal responsibility; mental state at the time of offense; mitigation; suggestibility; confession (whether voluntary or involuntary); disability; and personal injury.
We are happy to provide school consultation services to advocate for the children, teens, and young adults we see. We are committed to lifelong advocacy for the families we work with, often coordinating with teachers, educational advocates, and other professionals involved in their life.
Our psychologists often accompany parents to Individualized Education Program (IEP), Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), or 504-Plan meetings. We review school documents and help parents learn to advocate for their child's unique academic and social/emotional learning needs. We also work with schools to find strategies and solutions to support our clients' strengths and challenges in school. Our aim is to encourage communication and collaboration to help children receive effective support services and accommodations individualized to their needs.
How to Get Started
Give us a call at (303) 369-1777 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a 15-minute phone intake with our office manager. During this call, we can help you figure out if we will be a good fit for you and/or your family. We look forward to hearing from you!
At KPS, we value education, acceptance, and advocacy. Our psychologists are open to one-on-one consultation or larger presentations at various community events and public speaking engagements on a range of topics related to neurodiversity, mental health and wellness, intersectionality, and more.
Additionally, we enjoy collaborating and coordinating with other organizations in Colorado who share our values and serve our clients in other ways. Please reach out if you would like to connect with us about collaboration opportunities!