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Our team of experts helps identify and meet the unique needs of children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries and other special healthcare needs.

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7 Ways to Support Siblings of Children with Special Healthcare Needs 

7 Ways to Support Siblings of Children with Special Healthcare Needs 

Siblings of a child with special healthcare needs are often the longest-lasting relationships in this child’s life and many will become their sibling’s caregiver at some point. Starting from a very young age, they have many of the same concerns that their parents have about their sibling. So, how can caregivers support the siblings of their child with special healthcare needs?

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Spanish Speaking Support Group Makes an Impact

Spanish Speaking Support Group Makes an Impact

Thanks to a Community Transformation Grant from Amerigroup, ChildServe launched Conscious Caregiving: a Spanish Speaking Family Support Group. See how the group helps families like Dolores, Daniela and Carolina live a great life.

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How to Make Your Event Sensory-Friendly

How to Make Your Event Sensory-Friendly

Looking for tips to make your event welcoming for individuals with autism or sensory processing disorders? Whether you’re a parent, a classroom teacher, or an event coordinator, ChildServe’s team has helpful tips to consider as you look to make your event or space more inclusive.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Shae’s Story

From busy nights cheering on her team to scoring the winning goal on the soccer field, Shae is used to going full speed in pursuit of her passions. However, approaching her senior year, Shae was stopped in her tracks after experiencing a serious concussion. Shae began therapy in ChildServe’s Concussion Clinic to help her recover.

Helping Emery Blossom

To help Emery connect with the world around her and build skills to live a great life, her family enrolled her in ChildServe’s Autism Day Program. After just six months, Emery’s communication began to blossom.

Hobie’s Story

Since beginning ChildServe’s Autism program, Hobie has made big strides in his communication skills, his ability to focus without frustration and his willingness to eat different foods – all areas that were major hurdles for him just a few years ago.

Brian’s Story

Not every nine-year-old will pick “steak dinner” as their special birthday meal, but anyone who’s met Brian knows to expect the unexpected from this bright, technology-loving boy. Brian, who has cerebral palsy, came to ChildServe’s pediatric rehabilitation unit after having a back surgery called SDR.

Ruby’s Story

Ruby was born early at 25 weeks, weighing just 1 pound, 6 ounces. Despite the health complications she experienced, Ruby quickly proved that though she is small, she is mighty.

Olivia’s Story

Olivia was born at 28 weeks and has 13 diagnoses. Thanks to ChildServe’s inpatient rehabilitation and homecare programs, she’s thriving.

Tezirian’s Story

Over the last few years, ChildServe’s Orthotics program has made a significant impact for Tezirian in meeting his goals and giving his family hope and confidence that he can live a life filled with activities he loves.

Oliver’s Story

Oliver’s parents weren’t sure if he was ever going to be able to speak verbally. With the help of an expert team, including Speech Language Pathologist Abbi Kay, Oliver has been overcoming barriers.

Ricky’s Story

As 20-year-old Ricky prepares for his transition to a group home for more independent living, his parents could not be more proud of his 15-year journey with ChildServe and Ricky’s continued success in life.

Barnabas’ Story – Mental Health Therapy in Ames

After behavioral concerns led Barnabas’ family to seek help from ChildServe’s mental health therapy program, they found an unexpected gift.

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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 5,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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