Tag: Brewer-Porch Children’s Center

Meeting Special Needs

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Brewer-Porch Children’s Center is meeting an ever-growing need—early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. “The increasing rate of kids being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is alarming,” said Dr. Rick Gray, director of Brewer-Porch. “A few years ago, people didn’t know what the word ‘autism’ meant. Now, almost everyone with whom I come into contact knows what autism is.” Brewer Porch has provided state-of-the-art treatment for Alabama children and adolescents confronting a variety […]

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Rick Gray Named Director of Brewer-Porch

From the January 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Rick Gray, a health care administrator with more than 20 years of experience in executive positions at health care facilities across the Southeast, has been named executive director of The University of Alabama’s Brewer-Porch Children’s Center. “Rick Gray has a track record of successfully steering mental and behavioral health institutions toward organizational and financial stability,” said Dr. Lisa Dorr, associate dean of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the […]

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Nick’s Kids Fund Continues Commitment to Brewer-Porch Children’s Center

In the 2010-2011 academic year, Nick’s Kids, a charitable fund for children established by UA head football coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, gave $8,000 to the Brewer Porch Children’s Center. The center was established in 1970 by the Alabama legislature to provide a model treatment program for Alabama’s special needs children and adolescents, and their families. Since coming to Alabama in 2007, the Sabans have distributed more than $1 million to over 150 charities, with a total of […]

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