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  • Children's Neurodevelopment Center

  • Special Programs

  • Our specialty programs support team is available every day to respond to parents' concerns and to ensure coordination of the child's multiple services across the continuum of care.

    The following programs, located in our center, assist children and families in accessing medically necessary services in the community:

    • Early Intervention is a comprehensive program for children between birth and three years of age who have, or who are at risk for, developmental challenges. The Children's Neurodevelopment Center is certified, through the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, to provide a full range of services to these children and their families. A multidisciplinary staff supplies family-centered evaluations, parent training and support, treatment options, and community-based services to augment the family's capacity to enhance the child's growth and development.

    • The Max All Star Kids/Pediatric Palliative Care Program helps families with children who have chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. The goals are to ensure relief of pain and distressful symptoms for the child, and to offer services that enhance the comfort and quality of life for both the child and his family. The program seeks to give emotional and spiritual support, assistance in decision making and care planning, and access to community resources and services. This program is a grant-supported initiative.

    • Fragile X is dedicated to improving the lives of those with Fragile X syndrome, Fragile X-associated disorders, their families, and to the study and advocacy of new therapies and treatments.

    • Family-Centered Care Committee, The Children’s Neurodevelopment Center is committed to the philosophy that family involvement is central to a child’s health and healing. Practitioners and staff collaborate with each other and partner with families to promote shared decision-making and ensure optimal outcomes for each child and family. If you have questions or would like to become involved with the center’s parent groups and activities, please contact our family liaison 401-444-9089.

    • DreamNight at the Zoo, is an exclusive evening at the zoo where children with special health care needs such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and developmental conditions can enjoy the full zoo experience, along with their families, free of charge and without concern for social stigma, accessibility or cost.

    For more information about any of the programs please call 401-444-5685.