Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics


Past COCD Meetings |


The ICAAP Committee on Child Development (COCD) serves to advocate for the improvement, both in quantity and quality, of developmental and other cognitive health screenings, referral, evaluation, care coordination, and services in Illinois; to develop a forum for pediatricians, other health care providers, educators, and community service providers for education and discussion of issues relating to child development; to increase the visibility of such issues within Illinois; and to collaborate with organizations in advocacy for children and their families.

Current COCD goals include:

*collaboration with organizations in advocacy for children and their families
*identification of professional development opportunities on current issues of child development including mental health and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
*enhancement of  social, emotional, and ASD screening, referral, and care coordination
*recommendation and comment on current and pending state  legislation and policies related to child development



Mary Dobbins, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director of Integrated Care Services
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Cesar Ochoa-Lubinoff, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Rush University Medical Center


ICAAP staff contact:

Juanona Brewster
Senior Director, Child Development Initiatives
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
312/733-1026 x 203