CoBALT's mission is to get the right child to the right services at the right time and place. CoBALT teams allow families quicker access to specialized developmental evaluations, which results in appropriate diagnosis and quicker referral for therapy services.
History of CoBALT
CoBalt is a joint venture between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Pediatrics (UAMS DOP) and the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Children with Special Health Care Needs (Title V CSHCN).
The James L. Dennis Developmental Center (DDC) is the primary center in the state to conduct developmental diagnostic evaluations on child in the state of Arkansas. This means that many families have to wait a long time to be seen at the DDC. This waiting period can cause a child to lose valuable time in getting access to treatment.
To help with this problem, CoBALT was created.