Assuring Child Health
Preventing Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) focuses on birth defects and developmental disabilities, providing data for action, working on research to identify causes, and developing prevention activities that promote healthy births and optimal development for all children.
Our work includes:
- Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Enhancing the monitoring and tracking of autism and other developmental disabilities and advancing research into the risk factors for these conditions.
- Birth Defects
Preventing major birth defects associated with maternal risk factors.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and other negative effects of alcohol-exposed pregnancies.
- Folic Acid
Reducing folic-acid preventable neural tube defects.
- Newborn Screening
Enhancing the quality and usefulness of newborn screening data and programs.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO