Holly Ridge Development Center
Contact: David Scott, 206-685-7291
Core Function: Clinical Services
Holly Ridge Development Center, a CHDD community-based clinic, is a non-profit agency that provides services for children and adults with special needs. Holly Ridge Center is an outpatient center for children up to age three with a range of developmental disabilities. Located in Bremerton, WA, Holly Ridge serves clients in Kitsap County and portions of adjacent counties that are often underserved by medical specialists and far from urban tertiary centers. A developmental psychologist from CHDD and an affiliated developmental pediatrician conduct an outreach diagnostic and assessment clinic at this location one or two days a month.
Each year this project serves about 24 children with special needs. Children receive pediatric-psychology assessments to verify eligibility for birth-to-three social or educational services, assist with ongoing programming, or resolve additional diagnostic questions. Approximately one fifth of these children are in foster care at the time of the assessment. After each assessment, a conference is held with the staff and program coordinators to discuss findings and to develop recommendations specific to a given child and family.