Providing a wide range of clinical, educational and diagnostic services to children with autism and related disorders, the Institute for Child Development (ICD) at the Department of Psychology of the State University of New York at Binghamton is an important center for research and training. Programs and studies at the Institute help pave the way for new treatments and forge a greater understanding of the causes of childhood disorders.
In helping children, the ICD processes large volumes of data — patient records, case histories and extensive background information as well as the routine, day–to–day administrative material a busy clinical and research organization generates. The information must be stored for ready access, and research data must be available for analysis, cross checking and presentation to staff members. Daily routines require comprehensive scheduling, preparation of program materials and report generation.
"We do everything from providing intensive educational services to children and their parents to training clinicians and students to assist children with autism spectrum disorders," says Dr. Raymond Romanczyk, founder and director of ICD. "We also provide diagnostic and early intervention services as well as conducting our Social Learning Center facility where children can safely learn and play."