The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Child Study Center Benefits Children with Developmental Disabilities

Grant Information
Categories Healthcare , Education
Location Texas
Cycle Year 2009
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Child Study Center
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name Joyce Elizabeth mauk, m.d.
Phone 817-390-2804
Additional Information
Used for The CSC provides diagnosis and treatment services to children who have, or are at risk for, developmental disabilities and related behavioral and emotional problems so that these children may achieve their full potential.
Benefits This grant is requested to help ensure that all children with developmental disabilities continue to receive the important diagnostic and treatment services they need to reach their potential.
Proposal Description A large percentage of children served at the Child Study Center are medically covered through public assistance (CHIPS) which generally pays only 40 percent of the total costs. According to a study performed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2008, Texas ranks 51st among states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of children with health insurance.

When seen at the Child Study Center, uninsured children are enrolled to make payments on a sliding scale, and parents pay what they can according to their means. The Children’s Care Fund helps cover costs of services provided for both the uninsured and underinsured, assuring that quality services are available to all children who need them.