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Extraordinary Children, Healthy Outcomes

Planned care services for infants and toddlers.

CDTC | Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Promoting the optimal health and well being of children and youth with special health care needs by providing family centered, comprehensive prevention, interventiona, and treatment services.

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center offers a wide variety of services to help disabled and chronically ill children and adolescents in our community.

Early Steps

The first three years of your child’s life are the most important for learning. Early Steps provides services to infants and toddlers, age birth – 3, with developmental disabilities or delays. Our early intervention teams work with families to create goals and priorities for their child and design a plan of care.


CDTC’s Comprehensive Family AIDS Program (CFAP) provides a one stop, family-centered approach to healthcare to address the needs of individuals living with HIV or AIDS and their families.



CDTC has been an active research site since its inception and is well known as a clinical research site for HIV/AIDS in the United States. CDTC participated in research studies that have impacted infants, children, adolescents and pregnant women throughout the United States and worldwide.

Primary Care

There are two Clinics at CDTC which provide primary care services: the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic and the Adult Clinic. Each of these provide medical care as part of the medical home model practiced in all of our programs and practitioners provide patients with the best quality of care in manner which respects our families cultural and linguistic diversity.


Extraordinary Children, Healthy Outcomes (ECHO), formerly Medical Home, serves children and youth from birth to 17 who have a developmental disability or are at high risk and have a developmental delay in cognition, language, or physical development. Adolescents enrolled in non-post-secondary school continue
receiving services through their 22nd birthday.

Pediatric Dental Clinic

CDTC’s Pediatric Dental Clinic provides routine and preventative care for children with special health care needs, from infancy through adolescence. Dental Clinic services include: exams & cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, restorations, extractions & other procedures.


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2024 Board of Directors


President: Christine Fingado
Vice President: Zoey Given
Treasurer: Lynne Rizzo
Asst. Treasurer: Christine O'Loughlin
Recording Secretary: Susie Petrillo
Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Banks
Nominating: Tanya Remy
Membership Chair: Melissa Cabrera
Asst. Membership Chair: Beth Leahy
Director: Cindy Harkins
Director: Tammy Berger
Past President: Sabrina Farmer
Privileged Rep: Amy Daly

Financial Information

The Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; our federal tax identification number is 65-0109358. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained by contacting the Florida Division of Consumer Services at 800-435-7352 (provide CH #1124) OR GOING TO WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM Registration with the State of Florida does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.


Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale
P.O. Box 39555
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33339