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The Neuropsychiatric Special Care (NSC) Program at Children's Hospital Colorado treats children and adolescents with an intellectual or developmental disability, who are experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. We offer evidence-based behavioral and psychiatric treatment, which means that the treatment your child receives is supported by current research.
We provide inpatient and partial hospitalization services that are staffed with experts in their respective areas, including:
At the NSC, our team of experts provides individualized, multidisciplinary care for children with special needs. In addition to our work with your child, we provide support and education for parents and caregivers, and we encourage school teams and community providers to participate regularly in your child’s treatment.
The NSC serves children and adolescents ages 4 to 17 years with a diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability who are experiencing a mental health or behavioral crisis.
If your child receives care on the NSC Unit, they will receive individual and group treatment using a systematic approach involving: