Free Materials on Developmental Disabilities
Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
People with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, and in some cases, are overly active. CDC has materials for families.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC has fact sheets, posters, a growth chart, and more in English and Spanish.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
FASDs are a group of conditions that can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. CDC has materials in English and Spanish for families, health professionals, and others on FASDs.
Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability. It is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability. CDC has a fact sheet and other materials about this condition.
Hearing Loss in Children
A hearing loss can happen when any part of the ear is not working in the usual way. CDC has brochures, fact sheets, and other educational materials in English and Spanish for families and health professionals.
Jaundice and Kernicterus
Any baby can get jaundice. Severe jaundice that is not treated can cause brain damage, called kernicterus. No baby should develop brain damage from untreated jaundice. CDC has information in English and Spanish for families.
“Learn the Signs. Act Early” Campaign
The campaign educates parents, health professionals, and teachers about developmental milestones and encourages developmental screening and intervention. CDC has fact sheets, milestone checklists, posters, a growth chart, and more in English and Spanish.
Tourette Syndrome is a condition of the nervous system. It causes people to have “tics”. CDC has materials for children, adults, and health care providers.
Intellectual Disability Fact Sheet pdf icon[271 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
Intellectual disability, previously known as mental retardation, is a term used when there are limits to a person’s ability to learn at an expected level and function in daily life. Levels of intellectual disability vary greatly in children – from a very slight problem to a very severe problem. Learn more.
CDC’s Work in Intellectual Disability pdf icon[429 KB, 1 Page, 508]
This fact sheet provides an overview of CDC’s work in intellectual disability.
Vision Loss Fact Sheet pdf icon[304 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
Vision loss means that a person’s eyesight is not corrected to a “normal” level. Vision loss can vary greatly among children and can be caused by many things. Learn more.
CDC’s Work in Vision Impairment pdf icon[ 405 KB, 1 Page, 508]
This fact sheet provides an overview of CDC’s work in vision impairment.