Helping Children

Reach Their Potential 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

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…