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Programs & Services

Neurodevelopmental Disorder Program

The Neurodevelopmental Disorder (NDD) care coordination program is a stream under Complex Care, that is a specialized program aimed to improve and support the care of children with neuro-developmental complexity. These children are primarily cared for by community pediatrics, with support from subspecialists at the Alberta Children's Hospital.

The NDD stream provides comprehensive support for patients and families who receive care in the hospital, community, school, or at home. The NDD team is composed of care coordinators, who help patients and families with accessing and navigating the systems and services they need. Care coordination includes patient and family-centered, psycho-social assessment driven, team-based activity designed to meet the needs of children and youth. The NDD partners, alongside the referring care team, work collaboratively to coordinate care and address interrelated medical, social, developmental, educational, and financial needs to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes for patients and families.

Services Include:

  • conduct needs assessment and set priorities
  • care coordination across community and AHS
  • care planning support
  • assist with self-management and self-advocacy / empowerment through education
  • link to basic and specialty resources
  • enhance accessibility and address disparities / inequities
  • support for transition between care settings
  • collaborate with family, care providers, school, community, and others
  • navigate with stakeholders, identify needs, and next steps with families
  • explore community activities and resources
  • improve family access and supports
  • medical, development, and mental monitoring and information sharing

The team does not assume a primary care / therapy team role. NDD requires active participation from the patient’s care team(s) (e.g., social work, physician, family, school team) and is not considered a discharge plan.

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site


Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm


To list hours of other service or program times. 

Service Providers May Include
care coordinators

Child/ Youth Inclusion:

  • diagnosed with a Neurodevelopmental Disorder (e.g., autism, ADHD, intellectual disability)
  • functional limitations with cooccurring medical, mental health, and/or behavioural challenges
  • high health care utilization and actively followed by a subspecialty pediatric clinic(s) or program(s)
  • patient and caregiver need (high intensity direct care requirements and associated impact on family functioning [e.g., financial, appointments, and unmet care needs] and psychosocial / systemic complexity factors may be present)
  • require support beyond the standard level, which cannot be provided by specialized or community resources, and which negatively affects the medical, social, developmental, educational, and financial need of the patient and their family

Child/ Youth Exclusion:

  • over 18 years of age
  • being referred for acute medical and mental health crisis emergency
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Service Languages
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