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Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

The Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) is dedicated to scientific research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

About the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) 

The University of Kansas is an affiliate of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center network. Our 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 KU.

The center 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

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