Center for Children with Special Needs

Interdisciplinary Training + Education

Education is a core mission of the professionals at the Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN). As an ACGME accredited Developmental Behavioral Pediatric (DBP) fellowship program, and one of 12 DBP training programs in the United States funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau, we train future leaders in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and other disciplines. Trainees from many areas of medicine learn the importance of child developmental behavioral issues including medical students, pediatric residents, family medicine residents, child psychiatry and pediatric neurology fellows, and practicing pediatricians from around the world. As the CCSN’s focus is strongly multidisciplinary, we also serve as a practicum site for graduate students in social work, psychology, and speech & language pathology. The commitment to interprofessional education (IPE) is core to our partnership with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment Disabilities (LEND) program based at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at University of Massachusetts Medical Center.