Child Development Services Program is a specialized program for children and adolescents suspected of having developmental and behavioral disorders such as:
A professional team consisting of a pediatrician, nurse, social worker, educational consultant, and psychologist provides services. Core services include diagnostic assessment and care planning, follow-up care coordination and referral. Consultations are available from other pediatric specialists as needed.
The professional staff also offers consultation, training, and advocacy throughout the community, focused on promoting the healthy growth and development of children.
Child Development Services Program is financed by state and federal (Maternal and Child Health Block Grant -Title V) funds.
Team members provide case management through health needs assessment; care planning, coordination, referral, and monitoring to assure that the multiple needs of patients are met. Interagency coordination is provided with Virginia Department of Education, local health departments, Part H Early Intervention Services, mental health clinics (Community Services Boards), Head Start Programs, Department of Social Services and others to ensure coordinated services to children.
Patients served must be residents of Virginia and under 21 years of age. Patients of all income levels are eligible. A sliding scale charge is based on the income level and size of the family and in many cases there is no cost involved. Charges and payment procedures are discussed in advance. The program is a Medicaid provider.
Admission to Program
Referrals may be made by families, schools, physicians, local health departments, social services, and other community and professional agencies by calling the clinic that is most conveniently located. The clinic team may be available to assist local agencies and programs in screening children for developmental disorder.