Center for Children with Special Needs

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An infant who has difficulty holding himself upright. A toddler who does not wave "bye bye" or bring toys to her parents. A preschooler whose speech is delayed. A child whose disruptive behaviors causes problems at home or school. Or, a child who seems to be "different" and cannot make friends. These are some of the children we see at the Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN) at Tufts Children's Hospital in downtown Boston.

The world can be frustrating for a child with developmental difficulties. Whether you are the parent, or the child’s teacher, therapist, or health care provider, the CCSN provides a comprehensive resource for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, advocacy and support for children with diverse disabilities.

With a team of specialists, the CCSN is one of the largest programs of its kind in the region. Contact us today for a consultation at 617-636-7242.

CCSN Mission:

  • To promote the wellbeing and resilience of neurodiverse children, youth, and their families.
  • Through family-centered, multidisciplinary, evidence-based assessment and treatment, we empower families to overcome barriers to their child’s growth and development in a culture of equitable care and opportunity, inclusivity, mutual respect, and understanding.

“Empathy to Empowerment”

CCSN Values:

  • Hearing and respecting each family’s story.
  • Meeting the individual needs of each child, youth, and family.
  • Working with families, schools, community professionals, and agencies.
  • Teaching and learning from families, trainees, and other providers.
  • Supporting continuous personal growth and development.

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