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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP)


Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics addresses the developmental, behavioral and emotional needs of patients 0-21 years of age. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties, including, but not limited to, learning disorders including dyslexia, management of autistic spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other developmental disorders, writing difficulties, math disorders, and other school-related learning problems.


Behavioral Health Resources:

School Resources:

If recommended, contact your local school district to request an evaluation for pre-school (age 3 years through Kindergarten or for an Individualized Education Plan (Kindergarten and up);  a template note can be found here: https://wapave.org/sample-letter-to-request-evaluation/
  • Bethel School District 253-683-5854
  • Clover Park School District 253 583-5180
  • North Thurston County 360- 412- 4484
  • Olympia School District 360- 596-7530
  • Puyallup School District 253-841-8648
  • Steilacoom School District 253-583-8487
  • Tacoma Public School 253-571-2610
  • Yelm School District 360-458-6124

If your child is under 3 years old, contact your local Birth to Three Services and request evaluation for an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) to receive in-home education, resources, support and therapy for your child.

  • JBLM/Pierce County Community Connections at 253-798-3790
  • Thurston County at 360-352-1126
  • King County at 206-284-0331   
  • Washington Ombudsman for difficulty with schools, and disputes- 1-866-297-2597     
 

Additional Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Information & Forms

 

Autism first steps:

These are links to PDFs. There is a lot of information and you do not need to read it all at once. These are just good to have.

Some websites you might find helpful:

 
  • Register for the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal to facilitate communication with your doctors if you have not done so already. https://patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil or call 800-538-9552 if you are having trouble.
  • Support Services Waivers — or simply waivers — is a shortened term for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Programs. These programs provide funding for supports and services to help you to live in your home and community.  Each waiver has its own unique set of eligibility requirements and services. Your child may qualify for a DDA waiver. For more information visit the following link or call the number.  https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/documents/22-605.pdf (Pierce County is Region 3 North); phone 253-404-5500 and ask about home and community based waiver services.
  • Your provider may have mentioned or even referred you to JBLM CARES. To contact them please call 253-968-7924
  • Managing all of your child’s records can be challenging. We suggest that families create a 3-ring binder for their child. This will allow you as parents to keep educational, medical, therapy, and military specific documents in one place. A good example of how to organize such a binder can be found on Military One Source which offers a downloadable record as a part of their Special Needs Toolkit  https://www.militaryonesource.mil/products#!/detail/143
 

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP):


Pediatric DBP clinic-
Appointments: 253-968- 0261
Front Desk : 253-968-2310
Fax- 253-968-5294

Madigan Information

Telephone Number(s)

Madigan Directory Assistance:
(253) 968-1110
Puget Sound Military Appointment Center:
(800) 404-4506
Health Net Federal Services:    
(844) 866-9378
Madigan Referral Management Center:    
253-968-1145 option #5
Patient Assistance Center:    
(253) 968-1145 
Beneficiary Counseling & Assistance Coordinators:     
(253) 968-1145, option #3
Patient Advocacy
253-968-1145, option #4
Nurse Advice Line (always open):    
(800) TRICARE (874-2273)

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