The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics was founded in 1960 and for over half a century, it has provided medically-directed diagnostic services for infants, children, and adolescents spanning the full spectrum of developmental-behavioral pediatrics (from learning disabilities, ADHD, and motor coordination disorders to intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and cerebral palsy), including services for those at risk due to neonatal complications, congenital anomalies (including congenital heart disease), or genetic syndromes. Baylor College of Medicine has one of the largest pediatric residency training programs in the country, providing an unmatched opportunity to educate the next generation of pediatricians to manage children with developmental-behavioral disorders within the medical home. We also have both an ACGME-accredited developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship program and an ACGME-accredited residency training program in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital offer easy access to colleagues in all subspecialties of pediatrics and provide unrivaled resources for potential research collaboration, including the Baylor College of Medicine Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the Texas Children's Hospital Neurological Research Institute, the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, and the Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women.
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