Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS)
Devereux Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS) is a non-accredited Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) for children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who also exhibit emotional and behavioral challenges. We are a recognized leader in the treatment of these children and adolescents serving more than 300 young boys and girls and teens, ages 5-21, in community-based and campus program settings each year.
Quality of life for the children is the major focus at CIDDS. Many aspects of the comprehensive environment impact “quality of life” - psychiatric and clinical expertise, staff excellence, educational experiences, recreational and cultural opportunities, community service and the residential treatment environment. Each child receives an individually designed treatment and/or educational plan that focus on his/her strengths and needs. Great emphasis is placed, then, on the continuous enhancement and innovation of these hallmarks of Devereux’s care, particularly the quality and compassion of our staff.
The main goal for all of our work is to help our children and youth discover their inner talents and strengths, and from that foundation of positive self-image, build new levels of self-confidence, accomplishment and happiness in order that the child can return home to live.
Stories of Hope
shown so much improvement since going to Devereux. Her progress has not only been within the
compounds of the program, but has also carried over to her behavior at home
during her visits.
Devereux has been such a great help to
not only Deshanee, but to the entire family, we are so grateful for all that
Devereux has done.
Barbara Wellington, Devereux Grandparent