The Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) supports basic and translational research relevant to the causes and prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities. KIDDRC also supports research aimed at the prevention and remediation of some of the many secondary conditions associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as difficulty in language acquisition and behavior problems. 

For more than four decades, the Center, in partnership with the Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and other federal agencies, has played a major role in generating effective behavioral interventions aimed at the causes, prevention, and treatment for intellectual and related developmental disabilities and in delineating basic knowledge of the underlying biology of typical and atypical development.

KIDDRC has accomplished this by uniting researchers and clinicians in a common effort at three critical sites within the state of Kansas: the University of Kansas in Lawrence and the Juniper Gardens Children's Project and the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
 

Left to right: Robert E. Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center (2008), the The Robert Dole Human Development Center (1990) and the Children's Campus of Kansas City (2010)

The major research and office locations of the KIDDRC. Left to right: Robert E. Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center (2008), the The Robert Dole Human Development Center (1990) and the Children's Campus of Kansas City (2010)

 

KIDDRC in the news
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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