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Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC)

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Communication therapy session with DEC client

Contact DEC

Cathleen Dornon, Social Worker
(608) 301-1994


The Developmental Evaluation Clinic (DEC) provides a four-day interdisciplinary evaluation for individuals with intellectual disabilities who may have some behavioral challenges.  Following the DEC admission, the interdisciplinary team meets with those who support the client to discuss the findings of the evaluation.  Team members are also available for consultation as requested.




Services provided:

  • A comprehensive evaluation by experienced staff that will include a physician, registered nurses, occupational therapist, physical therapist, psychologist, pharmacist and social worker; it may also include a dentist, psychiatrist, vocational evaluator, speech therapist, and orthotics staff.
  • Recommendations from the evaluators to enhance quality of life and minimize behavioral concerns.
  • A review of medications and recommendations.


The DEC program supports people with intellectual disabilities who require some close support. 

The Developmental Evaluation Clinic is the smallest of the three short term programs at CWC.  It usually supports 18 to 20 people per year operating one week per month, serving up to two people each cycle.


Last Revised: September 10, 2012