Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS)

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About


Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS) is a statewide system of services for children with special health care needs and their families, and adults with hemophilia. Every county in Alabama is served through a network of 14 community-based offices staffed with skilled professionals who provide quality medical, rehabilitative, and educational support services.

Using a comprehensive, culturally competent and family-centered approach, CRS partners with numerous public and private organizations: a collaborative network that provides specialty clinics and other services by physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians, parent consultants, youth consultants, vocational evaluators, secretaries, and administrators.

CRS also collaborates with local school systems and families to address the complex issues associated with each student’s disabilities and special health care needs, helping children to be as independent as possible at school. Through services such as counseling, specialized therapy, and assistive technology for children and families, and disability training for teachers and school staff, CRS offers the support vital to classroom success.

FAQs


  • Clinical Medical Program -- Medical and rehabilitative services based on a treatment plan delivered by a multidisciplinary team consisting of (as appropriate) physicians, discipline staff and clerical staff.
  • Clinical Evaluation Program --Local clinics around the state that provide specialized clinical evaluation services for:
  • Augmentative Communication/Technology (ACT)
  • Feeding
  • Hearing Aid and Hearing Assessment
  • Teen Transition
  • Seating Positioning and Mobility
  • Hemophilia Program -- A specialized program for the care and treatment of people who have hemophilia or related bleeding disorders that provides medical treatment, factor replacement and comprehensive, multidisciplinary care.
  • Care Coordination Program -- Collaborative, multidisciplinary coordination of services linking children and youth with special health care needs and their families to community resources that best meet their needs.
  • Information and Referral Program -- Each local CRS office provides educational materials and information about the many resources available for children with special health care needs and their families.
  • Parent Connection Program -- CRS’ commitment to family-centered care is evident in its Parent Connection Program. This program includes Parent Consultants who are staff members who have lived experience raising children/youth with special health care needs. The components of the program are:
  • Parent consultants
  • Family resource centers
  • Parent Connection Network (parent-to-parent support)
  • State and local parent advisory committees
  • CRS Parent Connection newsletter
  • Family events calendar
  • Youth Connection Program -- Facilitates youth connections and youth involvement in policy development and decision making through Youth Consultants and the Youth Advisory Committee. The components of the program are:
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Youth consultants
  • Teen Transition Clinic

CRS has clinics statewide that are specialized for the unique needs of many different disabilities. Click here to download a list of each clinic along with their purpose and goals.

Any child or adolescent younger than 21 who is a resident of Alabama and has a special health care need is eligible for CRS. Individuals of all ages with hemophilia are eligible.

Contact the CRS office nearest you for further instructions on how to submit your forms securely, and to ask any other questions you may have.

OR, call us for assistance: (800) 846-3697

 Locations

ADRS State Office
602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
P: (334) 293-7500
TFN: (800) 846-3697
FAX: (334) 293-7383

CRS Office Locations

800.846.3697