IDHD/DHD's model services are offered primarily through our Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics and Assistive Technology Units. Exemplary services are a means to effect systemic change as a model for new methods and procedures, opportunities for evaluation and research, and a resource for student and professional training.

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Assistive Technology Unit

The Assistive Technology Unit (ATU) designs special technology to help people with disabilities be more independent. The ATU can work with a person at their home or worksite to make the space better for that person to live and work in. Technologies include augmentative communication devices, computers, and wheelchairs.

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Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics

The Family Clinics serve children and adults with disabilities. The program identifies developmental delays and refers families to early intervention services. The clinics work with many Hispanic families and have staff who speak Spanish. Services include hearing evaluations, medical evaluations, OT, PT, and psychological evaluations, and speech/language evaluations. The clinics also offer social skills groups, individual and group therapy, and art therapy. The clinics' Autism Clinic and Training Center is a specialty clinic devoted to serving children, adolescents, and adults with known or suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders.



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The Child & Family Development Center (CFDC) 

The Child & Family Development Center (CFDC) is an interdisciplinary public service and research Center located on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago. The primary goal of CFDC is to promote positive outcomes for young children and their families. We address this goal by working concurrently in the areas of community service, research, and professional development