The Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) is the clinical arm of The Rose F. Kennedy Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Since its founding in 1956, it has provided a broad spectrum of services for infants, children, adolescents and, despite its name, adults with conditions that include autism, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
One of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States, CERC is a voluntary, nonsectarian center whose services are essential components of the care available to individuals in the Bronx and New York metropolitan area who have a wide array of developmental disabilities. Every year, CERC’s professional staff provides more than 55,000 diagnostic, therapeutic and related visits to approximately 7,500 individuals and their families. Included in this individual population are some 1,000 individuals seen each year who have autism (a condition that appears to be occurring in epidemic proportions), as well as a large number of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities. As part of our mission, we also provide training to nearly 1,000 professionals each year.
In addition to CERC, the Rose F. Kennedy University Center at Einstein houses The Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), The Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship, and The Rose F. Kennedy Center Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), Under the auspices of these four components, The Kennedy Center offers a range of clinical services, training programs and research studies.