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Broward Children's Center, Inc.

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, Hospitals, Human Services, Rehabilitative Care

Mission: Broward Children's Center seeks to ensure infants, children, and young adults with special health care needs achieve the highest quality of life possible through a continuum of health, educational, and wellness programs that promote privacy, respect, independence, dignity, and engagement (PRIDE).

Geographic areas served: Southeastern United States; Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties

Programs: School services - the center's preschool program provides educational, developmental, therapeutic and social services to infants, children and their families with a wide range of special needs.

home health - homecare provides comprehensive medical services to infants, children and young adults in their own homes. Homecare services include: ventilator care, skilled nursing, speech, physical and occupational therapy, medical and social services, gastrostomy tube feeding, tracheostomy care, i. V. Therapy, and diabetic management and education.

group homes - broward children's center has two group homes serving infants, children and young adults with medical and/or developmental disabilities. Two group homes are staffed 24 hours a day depending on clients needs, including, certified nursing assistants supervised by licensed nurses. Medical services include 24-hour access to a primary care physician and to pediatric sub-specialists. The center's latest state-of-the-art group home is florida's only residential facility specifically designed to meet the needs of cognitively intact young adults. Residents attend school in the community or at one of our in-home education programs and can receive necessary occupational, physical, and speech therapy. Sensory stimulation, music, arts and crafts, cooking, videos, movies, literature, park visits, shopping, and special event activities are administered by activities personnel. The focus of each group home is to maximize every resident's participation in their home and local community. Caring and experienced staff maintain a positive and respectful environment for residents, families and visitors. Protecting the privacy, dignity and safety of the residents is central to our mission.

the organization provides special medical and emotional care to children with multiple disabilities caused by accidents, disease and/or birth defects.

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