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CADDRE: Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology


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CADDRE logoThe Children’s Health Act of 2000 directed CDC to establish regional centers of excellence for ASD and other developmental disabilities. These centers make up the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) Network. The CADDRE Network is currently working on the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) – a five-year, multi-site collaborative study to help identify factors that may put children at risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).     more...

Current CADDRE Network Activities

Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)
Formerly National CADDRE Study: Child Development and Autism

Previous CADDRE Network Activities

Goals of the previous CADDRE project

  • Work with the ADDM Network to monitor the number of children with ASDs and other developmental disabilities.

  • Improve community and service provider awareness of ASDs and other developmental disabilities, or improve access of children with ASDs and other developmental disabilities to comprehensive, community-based, family-centered care.

  • Conduct epidemiologic research related to ASDs and other developmental disabilities.  These studies addressed  topics such as what factors (genetic, environment, and others) make it more likely that a child will have an ASD, what other disabilities children with ASDs have, biomarkers, and the economic costs of ASDs.

CADDRE publications (PDF)

CADDRE Programs

CDC funds the following CADDRE programs.  Please click on a program to learn more about its activities.

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Date: January 25, 2008
Content source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities


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