Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center

System Change / Advocacy

Parent Survey: Hopes and Worries for 2017 (Core UCEDD grant) In Fall 2017, we fielded a survey of parent’s hopes and worries for their children, compared to a year ago. Libraries, schools, child care centers, etc. are distributing the survey. 

Funding: Core UCEDD grant

Years: 2017-2018

Contact(s): Natalie Adler, PhD 

 

Early Intervention (EI): Statewide Improvement-We are collaborating with New York State’s two other UCEDDs to improve family satisfaction and increase family engagement with the Early Intervention Program. We are convening ‘Learning Collaboratives’ for “Plan-Do-Study-Act” activities. We plan to work directly with agency members within the collaborative to develop 'best practice' guidelines to be implemented statewide at the conclusion of thsi project.  

Funding: NY State Department of Health US Department of Education

Years: 2016-2019

Contact(s): Deborah Meringolo, MA, MS 

HEAL: Health Education Advocacy and Law Program- Core funding is supporting the evaluation of disability related community services and systems change with our collaborators at Fordham Law School and Bronx Defenders.  

Funding: Core UCEDD grant 

Years: 2017-2022 

Contact: Karen Bonuck, PhD 

 

Evaluation of an Integrated Medical Home Model - We are examining the impact of integrated primary and mental health care on emergency room use for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by integrating medical and mental healthcare for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).   

Funding: New York State Department of Health Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) Innovation Fund 

Years: 2014-2016? 

Contact(s): Ted Kastner, MD 

 

Coordinating Care in a Health Home for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - We are examining the impact of integrated primary and mental health care on emergency room use for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   

Funding: WITH (Working for Inclusive and Transformational Healthcare) formerly Special Hope Foundation www.withfoundation.org 

Years: 2013-2017 

Contact(s): Joanne F. Siegel, ACSW, LCSW and Ted Kastner, MD 

Contact us

 CERC Director:
Theodore A. Kastner
ted.kastner@einstein.yu.edu
718.839.7119

Clinical Director:
Anne Murphy, Ph.D.
anne.murphy@einstein.yu.edu 

718.839.7295

Director of Operations:
Camille L. Rogers, M.A.
crogers@montefiore.org
718.430.3905

Office Coordinator:
George Lucas
glucas@montefiore.org
718.839.7165

 
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