Children's Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center

Overview

The Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine provides a broad spectrum of clinical services for infants, children, and adolescents and, despite its name, adults, with problems that include physical, developmental, language and learning disabilities.

One of the largest centers of its kind in the United States, CERC is a voluntary, nonsectarian agency whose services are essential components of the care available in New York City and New York State to all individuals with developmental disabilities. CERC's professional staff provides over 55,000 diagnostic, therapeutic and related visits to about 7,500 individuals and their families annually, while training close to 1,000 professionals each year.

CERC is a major component of the Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD), one of 67 designated regional centers that are federally funded to conduct interdisciplinary training, provide exemplary clinical services, furnish technical assistance, carry out research in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and create a bridge between universities and the community through various outreach and dissemination activities, and by direct consumer involvement.

CERC Corner

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Autistic Children Can Outgrow Difficulty Understanding Visual Cues and Sounds
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Publications

  • Muniz EI, Silver EJ, Stein REK, "Family Routines and Social-Emotional School Readiness Among Preschool-Age Children" 2014Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 35.93-99.  DB Fellowship Graduate 2013. 
  • Scharf R, Demmer RT, Silver EJ, and Stein REK. "Nighttime Sleep Duration and Externalizing Behaviors in Preschool Children". Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. 2013, 34:384-391 PMID: 23838583. 

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Papers in Press

  • Horwitz SM, Hurlburt MS, Heneghan A, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Landsverk J, Stein REK. Persistence of Mental Health Problems in Very Young Children Investigated by US Child Welfare Agencies. Academic Pediatrics. (In Press)
  • Stein, REK. Are we on the right track? C. Anderson Aldrich Award presentation address. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Orlando Florida, October 2013

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Achievements

Congratulations are in order for Ruth E. K. Stein, M.D. for winning the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics at its National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida in October, 2013. Dr. Stein, a relatively recent addition to CERC, but a long-time faculty member at Einstein, delivered the presentation address—“Are we on the right track?”

During the past year, Ruth has collaborated with Einstein colleagues and co-authored four articles related to the care of children and adolescents, including one which should be of great interest to CERC staff, entitled “Chronic Conditions Among Children Investigated by Child Welfare,” Pediatrics, 2013. She continues to be active in research, with an additional two papers in press and three presentations at national meetings.

Dr. Susan Chinitz, Director of the Early Childhood Center and professor of clinical pediatrics, participated in a public policy forum at the Center for New York City Affairs, The New School, on Friday, October 4th, 2013. The subject of this discussion was “Baby Steps: Poverty, Chronic Stress & New York’s Youngest Children.”

 

Presentations

Abstracts Accepted for Pediatric Academic Society’s 2014 Meeting (presenting authors): 

  • Lauren Tarnok, MD (DBP Fellowship Graduate, 2014): How Competent Do Pediatric Residents Feel About Assessing Children's School Experience and Mental Health?
  • Marie Clark, MD, MPH (DBP Fellowship Graduate, 2014): Are Very Preterm Infants on TPN at Risk for Carnitine Deficiency? A National Survey
  • Maria Valicenti-McDermott, MD, MS: Sleep Disorders in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Lisa Shulman, MD: Stability of Autism Diagnosis in Children Under 24 Months

Below is a recent list of presentations at national meetings: 

  • Clark MA, Benenson B, Stein REK. The EMPOWER Curriculum: Expanding DBP into the Community. Workshop presentation at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD Sept. 2013
  • Trimm, F. Rosenberg, M, Voigt, R, Incorporating Entrustable Professional Activities into Fellowship. Workshop presentation at the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD Sept. 2013
  • Tarnok LA, Silver EJ, and Stein REK. Are We Successfully Training Pediatricians to Assess Children’s School Experience? Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD Sept. 2013
 

Message from the Interim Director

Robert Marion For more than half a century, the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) has provided compassionate, respectful care to infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, language disorders, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, other neuromuscular disorders and behavioral problems. Using multidisciplinary teams to evaluate and care ... read more 

 
 

Contact Us

General information: 718-430-8538

Referrals
Children under 3 years old: 718-430-3900
Children 3 to 5 years old: 718-430-8500
Children 6 and older: 718-430-3900

Adult Literacy: 718-430-3906

 
 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014 

Dedication of Daniel S. Friedman Memorial

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
Pediatric Research Day
 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 
Department of Pediatrics PAS Reception, Vancouver
 
 
 
 
 

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