Last week I was able to attend The Center for Discovery’s Brain, Body and the Age of Complexity conference in NYC. The focus of the event was on The Center’s new “Children’s Specialty Hospital”, which will provide “short-term, clinical assessment program with the goal of better diagnosing underlying problems that affect behavior and learning. Improved understanding of underlying physiological, medical and mental health problems will lead to more targeted treatments and interventions, all with the goal of enabling children and adolescents to stay at home, in school, and integrated in the community.

The Children’s Specialty Hospital will conduct comprehensive medical and clinical assessments over a maximum of six months. Staff will engage parents, caregivers, and school district personnel as partners in the process. The hospital, scheduled to open in 2020, is expected to save New York State millions of dollars each year, with the goal of replicating this model throughout the state and the nation.”


Follow up from Dr Terry Hamlin:

On behalf of The Center for Discovery, thank you for attending our 3rd annual research conference, “Brain, Body and the Age of Complexity,” at the Hearst Tower last Friday.

We were thrilled to engage with such a dynamic group of researchers, stakeholders, government officials, and community leaders about pressing issues related to complexity and brain health. The groundbreaking ideas that we discussed have implications far beyond our community at The Center for Discovery. We are at the forefront of uncovering life-changing information that will lead to better understanding, more targeted treatments, and new technologies for a great number of chronic, complex conditions—including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and more.

This conference was just the first step in propelling us even further to being able to help millions of individuals worldwide. We look forward to continued conversations and collaboration with you as we develop our Children’s Specialty Hospital and Research Institute. We welcome your support to advance this important work as well as your feedback.
— Dr. Terry Hamlin - The Center for Discovery

Update October 30, 2018

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The Center For Discovery cut the ribbon on their new Children’s Specialty Hospital, Research Institute and Education Academy. Held inside the glass atrium of the old Frontier Insurance building, the event was attended by several elected officials who helped get to this exciting moment in our history at The Center.

  1. The first floor of the building will be converted into an Education Academy, an expansion of TCFD’s existing school program. The academy will allow TCFD to serve at least 42 additional students with complex disabilities from the surrounding communities, including Orange, Rockland, and Westchester counties.  The school expansion will also feature classrooms and a gymnasium, athletic fields, and paved walking and biking paths.

  2. The building’s second floor will house a new Children’s Specialty Hospital, which will be at the forefront of connecting research and innovation. Currently, there are no short-term inpatient assessment programs in NYS for children with complex developmental disabilities. Improved understanding of underlying physiological, medical and mental health problems will lead to more targeted treatments and interventions, all with the goal of enabling children and adolescents to stay at home, in school, and integrated in the community. This sub-acute, short-term hospital is a new model of care that is expected to save the state millions of dollars each year.

  3. The third floor of the building will be converted into a state-of-the-art Research Institute for Brain and Body Health. In partnership with leading national and international physicians, research scientists, academic colleagues, and philanthropic partners, the Research Institute will significantly expand TCFD’s already robust research program.

 If you would like more information on the Children’s Specialty Hospital, Research Institute or Education Academy please go to www.thecenterfordiscovery.org or contact Vice President of Development Bill Evans at bevans@tcfd.org.

 

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