Live to the Fullest by Understanding Developmental Disabilities
have one or more developmental disabilities or delays
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…
Health care providers, schools, public health agencies, and policymakers use our data on how many children have ASD and who is affected to make evidence-based decisions to help the 1 in 54 children with ASD.
Babies in 49 states and territories receive recommended newborn screening for hearing loss and more than 6,000 infants who are deaf or hard of hearing recieve timely referral to critical intervention services as a result of our monitoring to ensure the system is working.
Families and health care providers use proven tools and strategies guided by NCBDDD to support the 1 in 11 children with ADHD, including recommended treatments.
Families, health care providers, and educators use NCBDDD data to improve health care and education for people with FXS – the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.
People with TS can be diagnosed and treated earlier as a result of our findings on the number of people affected by TS and their health outcomes.
|Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)||$23.1M|
|Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)||$10.7M|
|Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)||$2.0M|
|Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)||$2.0M|
|Tourette Syndrome (TS)||$1.7M|