Kirch Developmental Services Center
NDBP has published a Frequently Asked Questions in regards to the recently released DSM-5
Kirch Developmental Services Center is the primary clinical program of the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. We provide services to children with developmental delays and disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and intellectual disability. To do this, our team works closely with families, Primary Care Providers, Early Intervention and school programs, and other community agencies. We provide evaluation of children who are suspected of having a disability. When children are known to have a disability, we provide specialized health care, monitoring their progress and paying extra attention to health and behavior challenges that go along with each disability. We provide specialized treatments for certain health and behavior challenges, like spasticity and feeding problems. We provide information and resources to families to help them get the right services or support in their community.
Autism Speaks has launched the Autism and Medication: Safe and Careful use toolkit. This free publication provides strategies and resources for parents of children with autism who use medicines to help treat their child’s challenging behavior or manage emotional issues.
The tool kit author is Lynn Cole, NDBP's Director of Clinical Services. Lynn recently wrote a blog on the development of the toolkit being inspird by the needs and desires of families.
We are currently accepting new patients under the age of 18 years with known or suspected disabilities. The intake process includes a phone interview with a parent or caregiver to determine whether the Kirch Center is the most appropriate source of services and to determine the specific type of services needed. Referrals to other sources of service are sometimes made during the intake process.
Costs depend upon the services required. We accept most major medical insurances, including Medicaid, Early Intervention (depending on contract), School District Consultation, and Self-Pay.