Helping Children

Live to the Fullest by Understanding Developmental Disabilities

A group of school age children wearing backpacks
1in 6 children in the U.S.

have one or more developmental disabilities or delays

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Developmental disabilities are some of the most significant child health issues facing American families. CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) works to provide a better understanding of these conditions so affected children and their families get the support they need.

As a result of NCBDDD work on…