Developmental Disabilities Clinic

In this rotation you will see dually diagnosed, developmentally disabled children from preschool ages through adolescence.

This part-time rotation provides dedicated time for you to see children with significant intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders and/or severe behavior problems, under the guidance of a faculty attending physician. The attending will directly supervise and consult with you as you work with the most complicated developmentally disabled patients in your caseload.

Patients come from a variety of socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Most have comorbid externalizing disorders but some have psychotic, mood and anxiety disorders as well.

Although your primary focus will be psychopharmacologic treatment, you will also engage in advocacy, parent guidance and consultation to social agencies on these complex cases.


Residents schedule two to four patients each afternoon for the duration of this clinical rotation.

Rotation Details

  • Year 2 rotation
  • One half day per week for 12 months

Clinical Site

Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Children's Psychiatric Clinic
1028 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Faculty and Staff

  • one child and adolescent psychiatrist—all cases receive direct supervision

Patient Population

  • ages range from 4 to 21