University of Iowa Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic


200 Hawkins Drive
STE 1911
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital provides a full range of mental health services to children and adolescents. Check with University of Iowa for eligibility requirements.

University of Iowa Children's Hospital Autism Center


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA. 52242

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Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Autism Center at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital was developed to make access to services and resources easier for families living here, in the Iowa City area, and elsewhere in the state of Iowa.

Because ASD affects so many aspects of life, children are best served by a team of experts working together. The Autism Center combines expertise from the Center for Disabilities and Development, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Psychiatry.

Based on family needs and solid research, we have identified the most effective services for individuals with ASD and their families.

We offer the following clinical services:

-Team diagnostic evaluations: Assessing whether your child has autism and providing recommendations.

-Medication management: Recommending and adjusting medications used by children with autism.

-Behavioral assessment and consultation: Assessing challenging behaviors and identifying ways to help, including feeding problems.

-Early Intervention: Teaching play and communications skills to young children with autism.

-Evaluation of academic and learning problems, including intellectual disability

-Evaluation of speech and language, feeding and sleep disorders

-Evaluations of daily-living skills (eating, dressing, walking)

-Evaluation of assistive technology needs

-Evaluation and treatment of adults with autism spectrum disorders

We work hard to make your visit convenient and efficient, and we communicate with your family doctor or other health care providers to make sure everyone understands the care your child needs.

University of Iowa Children's Hospital Center for Disabilities and Development


100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: Toll-Free Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday- Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Center for Disabilities and Development is a part of University of Iowa Children's Hospital dedicated to improving the health and independence of people with disabilities and advancing the community systems on which they rely.

As Iowa's nationally designated University Center for Excellence on Disabilities, CDD works with state and community partners to build the capacity of Iowa's service system to support individuals with disabilities in the community.

People who come to the CDD often have complex concerns. We use a team approach to address these concerns, and at the heart of each team are the patient and family. Other key team members include local service providers and CDD staff.

Please note- a psychological evaluation requires a doctors referral

Clinical Services:
-Adult Clinic
-Augmentative Communication
-Child Management Services
-Comprehensive Developmental Evaluation
-Feeding and Growth Management
-Neuropsychological Assessment
-NICU Cognitive Assessment Clinic
-Parent Child Interaction Training
-Sleep Disorders
-Wheelchair and Seating

Patients who benefit from our services:
-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
-Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Behavior Disorders
-Cerebral Palsy
-Cognitive Disorders
-Down Syndrome
-Fragile X
-Spina Bifida

Welch Apartments


220 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Welch Apartments offers 20 unites including efficiency and studio 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove and dish washer are included. All apartments are wheelchair accessible. Section 8 accepted and tenants must be 55 years or older or have a disability.

Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Clinic


Communication Sciences & Disorders
Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

West side of the University of Iowa campus at the intersection of Hawkins Drive and Stadium Drive (near a large white water tower northwest of the University Hospitals and Clinics). If you plan to use the bus, you may wish to use a Cambus, the free yellow-and-black University buses with multiple routes that originate at the West Campus Transpiration Center (WCTC). WCTC is located directly North of Kinnick Stadium and is less than a block away. The Iowa City bus line also has a stop at the corner of Hawkins and Evashevski Drives.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic provides services to children who are in need of developing and expanding their speech and/or language skills. These difficulties may occur alone or may be seen in conjunction with diagnoses such as Global Developmental Delay, Specific Language Impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Evaluation and therapy are available for children with:
Language and/or speech delays
Language-related learning problems
Articulation and phonological disorders

Evaluation services include an interview, assessment, feedback and written report in order to determine and/or confirm a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, and monitor progress over time.

Therapy sessions are tailored to the specific needs of each child. Clinicians use a variety of techniques and strategies to facilitate progress:
Individual therapy sessions give each child the personal attention he or she needs.
Group therapy sessions provide a realistic communication context in which children can practice newly developed skills.

This approach provides a supportive social environment with appropriate peers to assist in generalization of emerging skills. In addition to these traditional approaches, the program incorporates a variety of treatment methods, including devices to support communication from simple visual symbol systems to computer assisted learning. Clinical faculty and graduate students work closely with family members, teachers, support personnel to design a program that best facilitates the child's communication development.

The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic provides evaluations for adults who are experiencing problems in communication which may be effecting school, social experiences, and / or employment. Clinical faculty who specialize in specific areas of communication including voice, fluency, aural rehabilitation and neurogenics are available as well for evaluation and ongoing treatment. (See navigation bar at left). In addition to specialty areas mentioned, adults seeking evaluation in this clinic may have difficulties in communication related to:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developmental delay/cognitive delays
Learning disabilities with language delays

An evaluation includes a complete history and interview; formal and informal testing; and a conference summarizing the results of the evaluation as well as specific recommendations. A written report follows to the client detailing all aspects of the evaluation. If additional referrals are needed or direct services are deemed appropriate and desired by the client, those arrangements are facilitated by the clinical faculty.

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