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Support the UC Irvine Child Development School

The UCI Child Development School (CDS) engages in research to find new and better ways to help children with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) reach their social, emotional, and academic potential.

At CDS, children with ADHD and related conditions can thrive in a supportive environment that fosters both social and academic devel­opment through elementary and middle school. The CDS program, led by Sabrina Schuck, Ph.D., was developed around the idea that behavioral interventions can produce results with or without medication. That premise remains the heart of the program today.

This ongoing exploration makes our program the source of many national best practices for educating and treating children with behavior disorders. It also provides a place for families to learn how to change what it means to live with ADHD and related challenges. In addition, CDS provides a variety of resources to the community through outreach events on specialized topics.

Our goal is to establish an endowed fund to support the program in perpetuity, sustaining this unique environment for children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in Orange County, as well as the opportunity to provide a replicable model that informs best practices and policies.

Help support our cause today: Give to the Child Development School fund ›

For more information, contact Carley Fox, director of development for the Department of Pediatrics, UC Irvine Health Advancement, at 714-456-6226 or