ChildServe Celebrates Iowa City Expansion with Open House & Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, May 16, ChildServe hosted a grand opening event following the completion of an expansion project that doubled the size of our Iowa City location. The nearly 13,000-square-foot expansion will increase pediatric access to outpatient therapy services, including speech, occupational and physical therapy, as well as autism and applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. In addition, the facility now features sensory playgrounds for its Autism Day Program, and Fun Factory structures, including rock climbing walls, zipline, monkey bars, swings, slides, and more.  

“This expansion project is part of ChildServe’s larger regional growth strategy,” said Dr. Teri Wahlig, ChildServe CEO. “We couldn’t be more excited to extend our services to even more children with special healthcare needs and their families in Eastern Iowa. It is our hope this expansion will help alleviate waitlists for critical, specialty pediatric healthcare services.”

ChildServe’s regional growth strategy includes significant investment in Eastern Iowa, as the organization opened its first satellite location in the state, ChildServe – Cedar Rapids, in April 2023. The strategy also includes enhancing the organization’s other campuses in Ames, Des Moines and Johnston.

 ChildServe – Iowa City has been partnering with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life since 2016. ChildServe moved to its current location in Coralville in 2017 and added additional, temporary, clinical space at its Coral Ridge location to expand psychology and mental health services in 2021. The expansion has allowed for all services to be back under one roof at ChildServe’s Oakdale Boulevard location. 

Today, the nonprofit serves over 1,200 children and families from Johnson County and 46 surrounding counties through a unique set of more than a dozen services. Statewide, ChildServe provides services to nearly 5,800 each year.

 Families interested in learning more about receiving services at the ChildServe – Iowa City location may contact ChildServe at 319-351-5437. For additional information regarding employment opportunities, visit


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 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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