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Our clinical programs are comprised of the Developmental Medicine Center (DMC), Down Syndrome Program, Autism Spectrum Center, Fragile X Program, and Toileting Program.

Autism Spectrum Center (ASC)

The ASC provides comprehensive, family centered diagnostic and care services for children with autism spectrum disorders, 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.

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.

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.

Research and Innovation

Brazelton Institute and 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.

Clinical Research Lab (CRL)

The lab brings together clinician investigators from a variety of backgrounds to accelerate research in neurodevelopmental disorders. Our Operations Team provides support in study participant recruitment, manuscript preparation, and regulatory affairs. We also work with the Program for Clinical Innovation and structured data teams on clinical advancement projects.

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