Celebrating 60 Years Serving Children and Families in Maine

August 10, 2018

Edmund N. Ervin, a pediatrician in Waterville, Maine, had a vision for children with disabilities and their families to experience the world as a better place.  It was in the mid to late 1950’s that for the first time physicians could test for and diagnose Down syndrome and congenital hypothyroidism. Dr. Ervin wanted to be able to identify these children and help improve their lives. He founded the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center in 1958 with a federal grant supported by Senator Edmund Muskie. Dr. Ervin used the funds to assemble a team of professionals that could provide services to address the child’s physical, emotional, speech, and motor delays.  

A NH-ME LEND clinical partner since 2011, Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center provides trainees with opportunities to observe at three interdisciplinary clinics: 1) Developmental Evaluation Clinic; 2) Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Clinic; and 3) Pediatric Rapid Evaluation Program.  Services are designed to be family-focused and comprehensive by an interdisciplinary team to address complex psychological, medical, and neurological problems that affect behavior and emotional adjustment or result in problems functioning in family, school or community.   

To learn more, visit the Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center website.