child coloring with teacher at Bradley Hospital CADD program

The Verrecchia Clinic for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The Verrecchia Clinic offers individual and family therapy 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.  

ASD Connections at Gateway Healthcare is designed to facilitate the child’s and family’s engagement in the therapeutic process through individual, group and family counseling, a psychiatric evaluation, and medication management. 

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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.

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 in the outpatient program.  

Services for Children, Teens and Their Families

Our services include:

Autism Research

We also participate in autism research with the Autism and Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Consortium (ADDIRC), a national research project; and the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), a state-wide research database initiative. Search open clinical trials »

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Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915