The Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) at the University of Kansas is dedicated to scientific research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This center was established at the very start of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in 1963 and represents a tradition of strength and excellence in applied and translational work at the University of Kansas. 

The KIDDRC represents a community of scientists devoted to the study of intellectual and developmental disabilities at the environmental, behavioral, neural/cellular, molecular, and genetic levels. It is our vision that our work will lead to progress in a wide variety of fields of study such as 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Child Neglect
  • Prematurity
  • Severe Behavior Disorders
  • Hearing Impairment 
  • Motor Disorders

The Center fosters success in these diverse fields at KU by facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among member scientists and supporting them with resources, facilities, education and outreach.