The Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is a world-class center committed to improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs by providing a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, evidence-based and accessible ABA therapy services — along with a medical home standard of primary care.
CADD specifically focuses on youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities. The center provides extensive primary care through diagnosis and proven treatment options for children from birth through adolescence.
CADD is recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as an approved center of excellence for the diagnosis of ASD. Its diagnostic team of experts includes a developmental pediatrician, pediatric neuropsychologist, pediatric psychiatrist, speech-language pathologist and care coordinator. Henry Ford’s board-certified behavior analysts provide individual treatments to meet each child’s unique developmental needs.
The ABA program uses the most current evidence-based treatments and individualizes each child’s program based on skill deficits and behavior excesses. It provides center-based, home-based and school-based services based on patients’ needs. The goal is to help children build their skills across environments. Programs are supervised by a board-certified behavior analyst and include intensive 1:1 teaching, group skill learning and hands-on parent training concurrent with all programs.
The Division of Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders is dedicated to providing the highest level of clinical services, supported by education and research, to children and adults with communication and swallowing problems and their families and caregivers. Outpatient services include adult services, the SpeechEasy fluency program, pediatric services and voice disorders. Inpatient services are available, too.
There’s also a social skills group option that provides extra learning for kids. They’ll work on conflict avoidance and resolution, appropriate expression and communication (assertiveness), empathy and understanding others, general manners and social rules, self control of moods and emotions, and making/keeping friends.
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