The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is a collaboration between Baylor University and Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s. The center provides expanded assessment and therapy services for Central Texas children with developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and opportunities for interdisciplinary research by combining expertise in medicine, education, psychology, speech and language, among other disciplines.
The Center combines service providers in one central location to synchronize services and provide better coordination and communication for children and families, concentrating on addressing complex issues of children with developmental disabilities through its cooperative research, educational and service programs. The Center also serves as a training venue for Baylor students, who are preparing for related professional careers.
The BCDD is located at the MacArthur Clinic in Waco, 2201 MacArthur Drive, Suite 101.
The Center is composed of three clinics within two divisions:
The Behavioral and Educational Services Division contains the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) and the Clinic for Assessment, Research and Education (CARE), while the Speech Language Pathology Division houses the Speech and Language Clinic.