[Vote link below.] Psychiatric medication management is often a crucial factor in enabling a person with a developmental disability function to his or her potential. With appropriate medication, a child can learn more in school and at home during their crucial educational years, an adolescent can avoid prolonged hospitalizations and families can remain intact longer.
Unfortunately, in Rockland County, there are no child and adolescent psychiatrists with experience in working with people with developmental disabilities. This is crucial as their needs must be met by someone familiar with their diagnoses. To see someone requires extensive travel and hundreds of dollars, as insurance is not accepted.
Yedei Chesed seeks to bring a qualified psychiatrist to its offices twice per month, allowing forty eight individuals to dramatically improve their quality of life. This will allow for assessment and continued monitoring during these years when development is rapid and adjustments need to be made frequently.
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