Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute

A whole new perspective on the evaluation & treatment of children with special developmental needs

Here to help you navigate a complicated journey

Not surprisingly, parents often feel anxious and burdened by guilt and misconceptions about their children’s developmental disorders. In our experience, understandable discussions with Geisinger's Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute's (ADMI) reputable and caring specialists about causes, symptoms, expectations, and interventions can have a significant impact on helping families adapt to raising a child with special developmental needs.

Every journey starts with a first step.

Our team understands that medical appointments are often scary for children. ADMI was designed with that in mind, and has some tools in place to help children and families through their visit. 

Geisinger-Bucknell Center

ADMI’s goal is to establish a network of regional centers of excellence that will make care for children with special developmental needs as accessible, efficient, and effective as possible. ADMI’s headquarters is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and is a collaboration between Geisinger Health System and Bucknell University. With every new patient that comes through our doors, the Geisinger-Bucknell Autism & Developmental Medicine Center will be here to treat, to teach, and to learn. 

Developmental healthcare needs under one roof

ADMI’s vision is to expand and seamlessly integrate clinical services, research, education, and family support through a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in neurodevelopmental pediatrics, genomic medicine, psychology, speech-language pathology, radiology, and education.

The latest in ADMI events and happenings

We share a common goal with our families and our community – to improve outcomes for children with special developmental needs. ADMI’s focused commitment to community is part of what makes us unique. Learn more about trainings, family support initiatives, and community events. 

Patients as partners: more about research studies

We have a team of specialists ready to explore the questions we all have about your child’s special developmental needs, but we need input from the most valuable specialists of all – our families.Together, we can work toward improved outcomes for children with special developmental needs. You can help ADMI investigate the underlying causes of neurodevelopmental conditions as well as cutting edge treatment approaches. 

Support our work.

Each month, ADMI receives dozens of questions from families and professionals seeking information, services, suggestions, and support. Whatever the need, ADMI is there to guide, support, encourage, and empower. We are unique in our ability to bridge the gap between the complex science of medical genetics and the practical, real life needs of those with special developmental needs. Won't you help? Your secure online gift supports ADMI's commitment to our patients and their families.

Data Sharing

Geisinger Genomic Council encourages the use of reference laboratories that have pledged to contribute past, present, and future genomic data including genotype and phenotype to national databases to increase medical knowledge and improve patient care. Data from clinical testing should be made publicly available while respecting patient confidentiality. (Adopted October 15, 2014). 

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