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specialty healthcare.

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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Introducing Jojo’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit

Introducing Jojo’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit

ChildServe’s new pediatric rehabilitation unit is the only freestanding, comprehensive pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program for children and young adults in the state of Iowa. The 14-bed unit features a six-bed nursery and eight private rooms. Check out this inside look at the new unit and it’s unique features!

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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.

Meet Tucker

Tucker, a 9-year-old Goldendoodle, works “full-time” at ChildServe where he uses his training and skills to assist with outpatient therapy appointments.

Charlie’s Telehealth Journey

Telehealth services have made a world of difference for Charlie and his family. Charlie has achieved leaps and bounds towards his goals by bringing his ChildServe physical therapist virtually into his home.

Braelyn’s Story

When Braelyn was presented with the news that the abnormality on her brain stem was back, she replied “I did it once and I am going to do it again.” After undergoing a second brain surgery, she spent 50 days at ChildServe’s Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine program, regaining her daily living skills with support from our inpatient nurses and therapists. Braelyn wanted to share her story to help inspire other kids who may experience a similar journey.

Apollo’s Story

ChildServe’s growing Autism Program helps children like Apollo build skills for a great life!

Rachel’s Story

Rachel’s “Iowa Miss Amazing Teen Queen” title isn’t the only “amazing” thing about her. From overcoming challenges brought on by seizures to recovering skills after brain surgery, she’s inspired ChildServe team members with her hard work and bravery since she was three years old.

Amelia & Aryana’s Story

For children with autism, navigating the world around them can be a daunting challenge. This is especially true for five-year-old Amelia and three-year-old Aryana, sisters who both have autism spectrum disorder.

Zoey’s Story

The idea of surgery can be daunting, but to 16-year-old Zoey, it felt more like a new beginning.

Ellie & Beckham’s Story

After her premature birth, ChildServe’s Developmental Clinic helped Ellie catch up on milestones. Now, it’s helping her brother Beckham too!

From our Parents


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 5,200 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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