Atlantic General Developmental Health Services

At Atlantic General Hospital our healthcare providers have partnered with the neurodevelopmental specialists at the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, to deliver the most advanced diagnostics and treatment to children and adolescents in our region.

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Atlantic Health Center
9714 Healthway Drive | Berlin, Maryland 21811
Phone: (410) 641-3340

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Phone: (410) 641-6881
By appointment: 8:00am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday


Developmental Health Care Services in Berlin Maryland

Nearly 2.5 million children and adolescents in America have learning disorders or other developmental disabilities that can create barriers to their education as well as achieving stable, rewarding careers in adulthood.

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, affecting one out of every 68 children (and one out of every 37 boys).

In our own community, there are hundreds of children who need specialized developmental healthcare. Today, these children and their families can receive the top-quality care they deserve right here – without the inconvenience and disruption of having to travel outside our region.


Introducing a unique partnership between Atlantic General Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute, dedicated to improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities.

Developmental Health Telemedicine Services for Children and Adolescents
... A unique collaborative partnership between Atlantic General Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Treating Autism, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disorders and Other Intellectual Disabilities

Atlantic General Hospital’s healthcare providers have partnered with the neurodevelopmental specialists at the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, to deliver the most advanced diagnostics and treatment to children and adolescents in our region.

This is the first Kennedy Krieger Institute collaboration with another healthcare organization to provide neurodevelopment evaluations via telemedicine. Through its pioneering initiative, Atlantic General Hospital’s Developmental and Learning Services offers care for patients ages 2 through 21 who are dealing with a range of learning and behavioral disorders, such as:

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and pervasive developmental disorders

  • Asperger Syndrome

  • Attention deficit disorders (ADD)

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)

  • Communication, speech and language disorders

  • Other learning disorders

  • Intellectual disabilities

Telemedicine Collaboration – How it works

Using advanced remote audio/video conferencing equipment, the Baltimore-based specialists at Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Development & Learning and Center for Autism & Related Disorders can perform comprehensive initial evaluations as well as follow-up care for patients who come to the Telemedicine Office on Atlantic General Hospital’s campus in Berlin, MD.

Highly sensitive audio and video feeds allow neurodevelopmental pediatricians to clearly see and hear the patient’s responses and evaluate the manipulation of various testing items by the patient. Our own pediatric nurses are present throughout the entire consultation to assist the Kennedy Krieger specialist and the patient with these activities. The transmission of audio and video date feeds is encrypted to ensure the privacy of patient information and interaction.

Historic Collaboration

Established in 1937, Baltimore-based Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents who face developmental disabilities.

As the community hospital committed to meeting the holistic needs of its patients, Atlantic General Hospital is ideally situated to bring this advanced level of care and treatment to the residents of Worcester County, southern Delaware and other areas of our region.


Learn more

For more information or to schedule a developmental health consultation, please call 410-641-6881.