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The Advocating Success for Kids Program at Boston Children's Hospital works with children under age 14 who are having learning, developmental, emotional or behavioral problems in school or at home.
Our multidisciplinary team offers evaluation of developmental, learning and/or behavioral difficulties, referral for services and advocacy. We serve the Children's Hospital Primary Care Center, Bowdoin Street Community Health Center, Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center and Martha Eliot Health Center.
ASK serves about 250 children in the Boston area each year. Our multidisciplinary team of experts in developmental medicine, social work, education and psychology work together to:
Children treated typically have diagnoses such as learning disabilities, ADHD, disruptive behavior, language delays and a variety of more specific mood or developmental disorders. Almost 15 percent of children who come to ASK have no diagnosis, but were in need of other social supports.
The ASK Program at Boston Children's Hospital was created in 2000 to provide children with specialty care services who are most at risk due to medical, mental health, emotional and/or learning issues. We work to improve their overall health, their ability to function in school and their chance for a brighter future.
Our multi-disciplinary team of experts in developmental medicine, social work, education and psychology work together to:
Our team assesses and screens children referred to us by their primary care providers or schools for developmental issues. We meet parents and their child, discuss the child's problems, come up with a treatment and follow-up plan, and refer them to any additional resources.
Many people ask what they can do to help the Advocating Success for Kids (ASK) Program. One important action you can take today is make a gift. Your donation helps children under the age of 14 with developmental, learning and/or behavioral difficulties get the help they need from our multidisciplinary team. Every gift, no matter the size, plays a vital role in raising healthy children. When you make a gift, you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent provided by law. To make your gift online, please click here: Give
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We would like to thank the following funding contributors for their continued support and partnership with the ASK Program:
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