Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)
Our services include:
Bradley Hospital offers unique and highly specialized clinical services for children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 21 who show signs of serious emotional and behavioral problems in addition to a developmental disability, such as autism, Asperger's or intellectual disability.
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 outpatient program.
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.
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.