Clinical and Community Services
At the USC UCEDD at CHLA, we are tasked by the Developmental Disabilities Act to provide community services, supports, and assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through demonstration and model activities.
We do this through the work of our Division of General Pediatrics at CHLA, which includes individuals from multiple disciplines (pediatrics, psychology, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, nutrition, speech and audiology, public health, etc.) who work to provide care to underserved individuals and their families throughout the lifespan. Caring for individuals with developmental disabilities is infused in all that we do.
Primary Care for Individuals with Special Needs (including complex medical conditions and/or developmental disabilities) is provided by CHLA Pediatricians in partnership with AltaMed in our General Pediatrics clinic: 323-669-2113
Special programs provided for all, including individuals with developmental disabilities, include:
The Patient Centered Medical Home Program which embeds nurse case management in the primary care setting
Bodyworks which provides dietary and physical activity counseling and weight management
The Lactation Clinic which provides breastfeeding support to all, including mothers and infants with developmental disabilities
The Parent Navigator Program, which employs individuals with lived experience to help families navigate and get connected to the DD service system
Hablamos Juntos, which provides family-based support for children with speech delay
Spina Bifida Program
Newborn Clinic (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Mental and Behavioral Health Care
The Spina Bifida Program at CHLA
Provides multi-disciplinary care to individuals with Spina Bifida.
Home of the innovative Movin’on Up Transition Program
The Newborn Follow-up Program at CHLA
Provides multi-disciplinary developmental monitoring for infants at risk for developmental delay, such as premature infants or with infants with other birth complications.
Demonstration Services are new grant funded programs that are regularly being implemented, evaluated, and updated. Please see the following link for Demonstration Services: