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Congress has passed two bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but more needs to be done to address the ongoing needs of youth and adults with disabilities, their families, and direct support professionals. Tell Congress #WeAreEssential.
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Sharing Messages of Hope
At Devereux, we believe it is important to promote positivity and a sense of calm as we navigate these unprecedented times together. One way we are doing this is by finding inspiration amid the uncertainty.
Learn to nurture your resilience
Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from misfortune or change. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety related to COVID-19, check in on your own resilience by utilizing resources from the Devereux Center for Resilient Children.
Developmental Disabilities
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth and adults with developmental disabilities often face barriers that can make it challenging to function on a daily basis. Learn how Devereux is helping to break down these barriers.
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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Breaking down barriers

Promoting inclusion
Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to recognize the many contributions made by youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and raise awareness of the challenges that remain for people with developmental disabilities.

“At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we strongly believe individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can make a meaningful and positive difference in their homes, schools and communities, and should be given the same opportunities for inclusion, access and equality as those without disabilities,” said Devereux Vice President of Operations Adult Services Stephen Bruce, M.Ed., BCBA.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in six children in the U.S., between the ages of 3 and 17, have one or more developmental disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders). According to a recent study, the percentage of children in this age group diagnosed with developmental disabilities increased from 16.2 percent in 2009 to 17.8 percent in 2017.


Devereux in the News

Amy Kelly
Take a listen as Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, shares tips for helping families and caregivers of children with disabilities cope with the COVID-19 crisis on the My Autism Tribe podcast.
Yolanda Graham
Read this Elite Healthcare article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., as she discusses the importance of prioritizing mental health in a company’s wellness program and overall culture.
Amy Kelly
Read this Autism Journey article featuring Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, as she shares steps families and caregivers of individuals with special needs can take to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Devereux Events

PA Golf Classic
Devereux PA
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Philadelphia Cricket Club

NY Open House
Devereux NY
Friday, May 22, 2020
Red Hook

NJ Gala
Devereux NJ
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Adventure Aquarium