Support Programs

In addition to our clinical services, the Department of Pediatrics offers a variety of support programs that are available for patients and families.

Child Protection Team

The Child Protection Team promotes the safety and well being of Florida’s children by providing medically led multidisciplinary assessment services for children suspected of being abused or neglected.

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Early Steps

Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention system that offers services to infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Early Intervention is provided to support families and caregivers in developing the competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop.

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Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP)

The UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP) is a one of five regional Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources (FDLRS) specialized university centers in Florida that is funded through the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Educational and Student Services (BEESS) to serve school-aged children and youth with complex learning, behavioral, medical and socio-emotional problems who are struggling in school. Consultation and evaluation services are provided to children, their families, teachers, and schools to identify barriers to academic engagement and learning and improve student outcomes.

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Project Streetlight Program

Project Streetlight is a support program for adolescents and young adults living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and other chronic and critical illnesses.

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Youth Gender Program

UF Health’s Youth Gender Program is for transgender and gender nonconforming, or TGNC, youth and their families. Education for patients and their families about gender identity development and gender nonconformity are available as well as services for social and medical transitioning.

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Fun & Fit Families

The University of Florida is offering a new weight management program geared towards the families of overweight children in Alachua County. The program, Fun & Fit Families, is a family-based lifestyle intervention that allows children and parents to work together to make healthy dietary and physical activity changes in their lives.

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