DFX works to transform the lives of children who have neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health challenges so that they can live to their fullest potential; serve as a resource to families, educators, and other care providers to offer them the tools to understand and administer to the complex, individual needs of each child; and share our knowledge and change the landscape of what transformative care looks like for children who are non-neurotypical and their families - locally, nationally, and globally.
In 2022, DFX relocated to the Clayton campus where we can expand access to the multidisciplinary care we are known for, "therapy that fits". DFX envisions a system of trans-disciplinary care provided within a child's trusted community, in which the range and depth of services available to a family are not determined by their socio-economic situation but rather available to all. We operate according to this principle in our clinic and share our models of inclusion through training and mentoring in Colorado and around the world. The children and families we reach are equipped with life-changing resources and ready to engage more fully in an ecosystem that is more aware and supportive of their needs.
DFX co-founder and executive director, Tracy Stackhouse, is a leading pediatric occupational therapist (OT) involved in clinical treatment, research, mentoring, and training regarding OT intervention for persons with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially Fragile X Syndrome and autism. Tracy is a member of the National Fragile X Foundation Clinical Research Consortium, the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Committee, and the NFXF Advisory Council, and an expert advisor to the CDC and RTI Fragile X Priorities Panel. The DFX board includes professionals from throughout the Denver community who are leaders in healthcare delivery and administration, education, and other areas of expertise.
Our clinical team is trained to provide multidisciplinary care adhering to our Therapy that fits philosophy via occupational therapy, psychology, and speech-language pathology. Since our founding in 2003, we have taken our expertise in addressing the complex needs of children with Fragile X Syndrome and applied those skills to serve youth affected by mental health issues, developmental disorders, social/emotional delays, autism, other genetically identified conditions, and any combination of these issues.