The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP) is a leader in improving services and support through education, collaboration, and advocacy efforts in areas such as access to appropriate healthcare, transportation, emergency planning, community accessibility, and recreation.

Our employees are active on boards and committees of disability organizations, as well as local and statewide groups that target the planning and advocacy needs of the broader community.

Services and Educational Support

Within DDBP, and in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD), we provide training and community education to parents, caregivers, and community members on relevant topics impacting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. This includes: 

  • Monthly caregiver education classes on topics such as:
      • Understanding and addressing challenging behavior
      • Managing childhood anxiety
      • Toilet training children with developmental disabilities
      • Sensory processing and strategies for home
      • Nutrition
      • Visual supports
      • Introductory information about the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices
      • Transitioning into adulthood
  • Babysitter trainings, including information on caring for children with developmental disabilities
  • Sensory-friendly events in Greater Cincinnati
  • Family navigation and individualized support for DDBP families
  • Family support professionals that help families identify and access hospital and community resources and supports, including educational support
  • Advocacy programs that work with and support other community agencies

Video Series: Support and Strategies for Caregivers

The following videos include information and strategies that may be helpful to caregivers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Video Series: COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

The following videos were created at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and include relevant health and safety information for caregivers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Información Educativa para Cuidadores en Español

Haga clic AQUÍ para ver información y estrategias que pueden ser útiles para los cuidadores de niños con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo. Para preguntas y recursos adicionales, envíe un correo electrónico a DDBPFamilySupport@cchmc.org.

Contact Us

For more information about our community outreach services, contact our outreach coordinator Monday-Friday from 7-3:30 at 513-636-2158 or email DDBPFamilySupport@cchmc.org.

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