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Developmental Disabilities, Strong Center (SCDD)
SCDD’s mission is as an interdisciplinary University Center for Excellence, to bring the University of Rochester and its community together to provide professional education, state-of-the-art service, community education and information sharing, pioneering research and advocacy in support of people of all ages with developmental disabilities.
SCDD is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities through research, education, and service. There are 67 UCEDDs across the country with at least one center found in every state and territory in the U.S. Each UCEDD is affiliated with a major research university.
Conditions we treat
Services & Programs
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Community Education and Technical Assistance Programs
- Community Consultation Program
- Autism Information Center
- Institute for Innovative Transition
- Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities
- Affiliated with Regional Early Childhood Direction Program
Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Andrew J. Kirch Developmental Services Center provides evaluation and specialty health care for children and adolescents with known or suspected developmental disabilities.
Autism Information Center provides information in education to families, professionals, and school agencies.
Community Consultation Program provides technical assistance to school teams and others who are working with children with developmental disabilities.
Crisis Intervention Program for Developmental Disabilities provides support and assistance to families and other care providers when a child or adult with a developmental disability is in a crisis situation involving behavior, health, or involvement in the community.
Infant-Toddler Developmental Program provides information in education to families, professionals, and school agencies.
Information and Referral Services provides information and resources related to disabilities to families, educators, health professionals, and other providers via phone line and email.
Institute for Innovative Transition aims to improve the quality of lives for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as they transition from school age to adulthood.
Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities (PADD) aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills of caregivers, administrators, clinicians, and researchers in the field of developmental disabilities.
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities through research, education, and service.
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- Strong Memorial Hospital
- Highland Hospital
- Golisano Children's Hospital
Outpatient Treatment Centers
- Clinton Crossings
- Eastman Institute for Oral Health
- Flaum Eye Institute
- Pain Treatment Center
- Surgery Center
- Wilmot Cancer Center
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