Programs and Services

The Division of Developmental Medicine is home to a wide variety of clinical and research programs. For more information on individual programs, please click on the links below.

Developmental Medicine Center--DMC

The DMC provides developmental evaluation and treatment services for infants, children, and adolescents with a wide range of developmental, behavioral, and learning difficulties.

The Autism Spectrum Center--ASC

The ASC provides comprehensive, family-centered diagnostic and care services for children with autism spectrum disorder, together with strong family support. Depending on a child’s needs, the ASC can coordinate visits with autism specialists such as developmental behavioral pediatricians, child neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, geneticists and gastroenterologists, as well as physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists. 

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program—ASAP

The ASAP team provides evaluation and expert care for adolescents with substance use problems and disorders, and their families.  ASAP is also home to a thriving research program that aims to find ways to prevent or decrease substance use and associated problems, through support for adolescents, families and the providers that care for them.

Down Syndrome Program--DSP

The Down Syndrome Program offers comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical evaluations for people with Down syndrome from birth to age 22 as well as resources, advocacy, and supports tailored to their individual needs.  It is also home to a growing research program investigating cognitive, neurodevelopmental, and medical issues striving to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

Fragile X Program

The Fragile X Program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to individuals and families affected by Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), the most common inherited genetic cause of intellectual disability.

Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience--LCN

Researchers in the LCN are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development from infancy through adolescence. This includes typical developmental processes such as memory and social development, as well as various developmental disorders including autism, ADHD, and dyslexia.

The Brazelton Institute & Brazelton Touchpoints Center—BTC

The BTC and Brazelton Institute develop and apply knowledge of healthy infant, early childhood and family development to practice and policy, through professional and organizational development, training, evaluation and research, advocacy, and awareness, and serve as a resource for proven practices. The BTC is home to the Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. The Brazelton Institute delivers training on the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system.

Institute for Community Inclusion--ICI

ICI offers training and employment services, conducts research, and provides assistance to organizations to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, and community activities.

Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research—CeASAR

The mission of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research is to discover new ways to reduce substance abuse and related disorders in children and adolescents.