Change is in the Air!
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is undergoing a number of exciting changes! These will help us to fulfill our mission of excellence in the care of children with developmental and behavioral challenges. The following information will help you understand these changes.
Brand New Clinic Space
All of our clinical services will be provided at our new location at 200 East River Road (Map). This space was designed specifically for the needs of children with developmental and behavioral needs. It is a fully accessible, sensory calming space that even has free parking! We will be sharing space and working with teams from Child Neurology and Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness to support our patients and families.
Be sure to check out our East River Road image gallery!
What does this mean for me?
All appointments are at 200 East River Road. In addition to excellent care by the team who knows and cares for your child, you will have access to our family library and family navigator.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call us at (585) 275-2986 for more information.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
We recently changed our division name from Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics to the slightly simpler "Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics." As a division in the University of Rochester Department of Pediatrics, this name better reflects the subspecialty service we provide. We also want to distinguish our services from those provided through Child Neurology, and align with academic departments on a national level. Within our division, we have many types of clinical programs. Some of them have specialized names, and some simply fall within our division's clinical services.
Kirch Motor Development Program
The name "Kirch," which the community has come to associate with of the services of our division, is being re-designated as the name of our specialized multi-disciplinary program for children with motor delays and complex physical disabilities. This includes children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, Down syndrome, trisomy 13 and 18, and other congenital disorders. Our expert team of developmental-behavioral pediatricians, nurse practitioners, occupational and physical therapists, dieticians, social workers, orthopedists, and urologists works together to meet the complex medical, developmental, and behavioral needs of these children. Visit Kirch Motor Development Program for more information.
Levine Autism Clinic
We are excited to welcome to East River Road the Levine Autism Clinic, a state-of-the-art clinical service dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of medical and behavioral needs of children and youth with autism. This will bring together the services needed by children with ASD, including ongoing medical care, behavioral intervention, family supports and navigation, neurology, and other mental health services.
Other Clinical Programs
We will continue to provide all of our existing services in our new space on East River Road. Please visit our Services page for more information about the following programs:
We are merging our division's Facebook pages to help simplify our complex structure and spread a consistent message. We now have three pages: