The Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center Program, also known as the Rutger's program, is a form of early intensive behavioural intervention, delivered by the Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
It is a home-based programme for learners under 3 years of age and their families delivered by staff from the university.
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