Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)
About the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)
Bradley Hospital offers unique and highly specialized clinical services for children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 18 who show signs of serious emotional and behavioral problems in addition to a developmental disability, such as autism, Asperger's or intellectual disability.
Our model of care emphasizes family involvement as well as continuity of care across its various treatment settings. We believe that continuity of care is critical to effective treatment and that it is among the key factors responsible for producing favorable treatment outcomes.
Our program, located in Rhode Island, is one of only four hospital-based programs in the United States that is affiliated with a medical school (The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University) and that specializes in serving children with both psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities.
Services for Children, Teens and Their Families
Highly experienced and professionally trained in the area of developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders, our staff treats more than 600 new patients each year. We offer a variety of services, including inpatient, partial hospital and home-based treatment, as well as community-based residential programs. Outpatient services are provided through the Verrecchia Clinic.
Our services include:
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities offers SafeQuest, a partial hospital program tailored to the needs of its patients. The after-school program provides support for children ages 10 to 17 who have autism spectrum disorders or developmental disabilities along with co-occurring emotional or behavioral challenges.
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) Partial Program is a highly specialized day treatment program for children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 who have autism or developmental disabilities with a co-existing emotional or behavioral disorder.
The center offers acute care service for up to 19 children and adolescents who present with serious behavioral disorders in addition to a developmental disability, such as intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder.
The Verrecchia Clinic offers individual and family therapy in an outpatient setting to children ages 5 to 18 who have behavioral and emotional challenges and developmental disabilities.
The Clinic also offers a six-week specialized training for parents and caregivers of children with ASD, and a parent/child group to address anxiety in children with ASD.
In addition to leading our own innovative autism research studies and clinical trials, Bradley Hospital participates in the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), a state-wide research database initiative.