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 44 children with ASD.
Infants with permanent hearing loss are now successfully being identified early, often by three months of age, and referred for essential intervention services thanks to use of our data and the systems we have helped develop.
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)||$10.8M|
|Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)||$2.0M|
|Tourette Syndrome (TS)||$2.0M|
|Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)||$1.9M|