About CADIn


CADIn is a non-profit organization created in 2003. It was the first centre in Portugal fully dedicated to the treatment and study of neurodevelopmental disorders.

CADIn was created as an innovative social responsibility project, driven by the will not only to do good bu to do it well. We aim to be a center of excellence open to everyone. A quarter of the children attending CADIn are supported by the Social Fund. The “Social Fund” is made up of private donations and was created to enable access by everyone, namelly low-income families or children in foster care.

Families find at CADIn a team of professionals specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders who believe that each person has the right to the best possible care in order to reach their full potential.

CADIn Mission Vision


CADIn's Philosophy of Care

Patient centered
Each person is unique and neurodevelopmental disorders manifest differently in each individual, therefore we assess not only the patient’s clinical data but also their personal history and environment in order to be able to provide the best care.

Neurodevelopmental disorders usually affect different areas of functioning. To better respond this complexity, a team of professionals from various specialties is involved in the assessment and care of each case.

Promoting integration
Integration is a two-way street. We work along with families, schools and employers in finding ways to promote integration in each environment.

Across the lifespan
Living with a neurodevelopmental disorder poses different challenges at different stages of life. To better respond to these challenges we provide services which are specific by age group to people of all ages.

Accessible to everyone
Lack of resources can be an impediment to care. Through a social fund, we can support the cost of care for those coming from low-income families or who are in foster care.

Areas of expertise

  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Behaviour disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Epilepsy