Model Services



Current Projects


Model Services

Primary Care for Individuals with Special Needs (including complex medical conditions and/or developmental disabilities) is provided by CHLA Pediatricians in partnership with AltaMed in our General Pediatrics clinic: 323-669-2113

Little girl talking to her doctor

Special programs provided for all, including individuals with developmental disabilities, include:

      • The Patient Centered Medical Home Program which embeds nurse case management in the primary care setting
      • Bodyworks which provides dietary and physical activity counseling and weight management
      • The Lactation Clinic which provides breastfeeding support to all, including mothers and infants with developmental disabilities
      • The Parent Navigator Program, which employs individuals with lived experience to help families navigate and get connected to the DD service system
      • Hablamos Juntos, which provides family-based support for children with speech delay
      • First Connections: Early Identification of and Referrals to Early Intervention Services for Autism and other Developmental Delays
Mental and Behavioral Health Care: specialty mental health care inclusive of individuals with developmental disabilities is provided through the USC UCEDD and the Mental and Behavioral Health Program at CHLA.

Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) | Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (


The Spina Bifida Program at CHLA

Provides multi-disciplinary care to individuals with Spina Bifida.

Home of the innovative Movin’on Up Transition Program


The Newborn Follow-up Program at CHLA

Provides multi-disciplinary developmental monitoring for infants at risk for developmental delay, such as premature infants or with infants with other birth complications