Christmas Eve, 2006, Dr. Nevada Reed, Dr. Michelle DePolo and Dr. Jocelyn Geib got into a discussion of proper care for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. The three had become friends through a mutual interest and specialization in the area of Autism. They imagined a clinic that could offer appropriate care for children that was not dictated by insurance companies in terms of length of appointments, location, or frequency of services.
The three then reached out to other professionals they had met who shared a similar interest in working with the Autism population, and the idea grew. Could they provide a family-centered environment that started with the waiting room comfortable for kids and exam rooms set up more like play rooms?
The vision continued growing – could they provide a continuum of care for these children that was easy to access and be connected? Provide services that were research based and proven methods of intervention?
They added to their circle of believers and on September 5, 2007, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center was born. In 2010 the KidsLink School was added to continue the vision of linked services. And the vision continues to grow. Welcome to KidsLink!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
At KidsLink, we have a full team of professionals to link the pieces of treatment, for total care of your child. We believe that…
- Children with neurological and psychological diagnoses need a coordinated team of medical and related service professionals to provide total care for their diverse needs.
- Treatment services must be individualized and provided in a child-friendly environment.
- Family support and education is critical to the success of children with special needs.
- Recreational and leisure activities are important to promote social, communication and daily living skills, as well as to enhance quality of life.