Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities

PADD Mission

The mission of the Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities is to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills of caregivers, administrators, clinicians, and researchers in the field of developmental disabilities and in the aging networks. PADD will facilitate positive attitude change, interdisciplinary practices, and technology transfer between these service providers.

PADD Services

PADD is staffed with professionals who have extensive backgrounds in aging and developmental disabilities. PADD provides:

  • Education and training on a wide range of interesting topics about the growing population of people aging with developmental disabilities
  • Environmental assessments to identify strategies, modifications, and interventions agencies can implement in order to support "aging in place" whenever possible
  • Assistance in identifying and measuring program or agency-specific interventions aimed at improving the lives of older adults with developmental disabilities

PADD will continue to expand its mission and services to further educate and serve society regarding older persons with developmental disabilities.

Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities

As part of Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities (SCDD), a federally designated University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), PADD provides:

  • Interdisciplinary training and education to future and current professionals in the area of developmental disabilities
  • Training and support to families of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Practical application of our research to enhance the health of people with developmental disabilities across the life span

As a UCEDD, SCDD, and PADD are also linked to the Association for University Centers on Disability (AUCD), which hosts a network of interdisciplinary centers around the United States dedicated to the field of developmental disabilities.

More Information

For more information, call (585) 275-6604 or email Kate Nobis at


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Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
Golisano Children's Hospital
Box 671
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-6604
Fax: (585) 275-3366