The UVA Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, formerly the Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center or KCRC, is a place dedicated to serving children with special needs.

Some kids need specific therapy or rehabilitation after an injury, accident or surgery. Others have a chronic illness such as diabetes or cystic fibrosis. Many families come to find out why their child is having difficulties walking, talking, learning or eating, or is experiencing behavior problems.

We help your child become as independent and confident as possible. We emphasize reinforcing your child’s strengths and coping skills.

Children and adolescents ages birth to 21 years are referred to one of our programs:

  • Our outpatient specialty clinics
  • Day treatment program

The family is an important part of the treatment team at UVA. We know that the family is the constant in a child’s life while health care providers vary over time. Because of this, we want families to work with our health care providers in all aspects of your child’s care.

We also realize that both medical and emotional needs must be considered to promote effective healing and rehabilitation, as well as adjustment to a child’s activity limitations (functional abilities) or participation restrictions (roles in society).


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