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CHDD is one of the nation's largest
and most comprehensive interdisciplinary research and training
centers focusing on a wide array of developmental disabilities.
More than 600 University of Washington faculty and staff members,
as well as numerous doctoral and post-doctoral students, provide
clinical services, interdisciplinary clinical and research
training, and technical assistance and outreach training to
community practitioners and community agencies. CHDD scientists
and clinicians also conduct basic and applied research to
generate new knowledge and disseminate information widely.
Two Major Programs
CHDD is one of the few centers in the country
that encompasses two major programs, one focusing on research and
the other on clinical services, training, and community outreach.
This structure encourages strong connections between researchers
and clinicians, and creates an important bridge between basic research
and state-of-the-art clinical programs.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)
studies underlying causes of intellectual and other developmental
disabilities, and develops behavioral and biomedical techniques
to prevent disabilities or minimize their impact. University of
Washington faculty members from a wide variety of scientific disciplines
are appointed as CHDD Research
Affiliates. Supported by Scientific
Core Facilities, they work in interdisciplinary collaborations
to address developmental disabilities from a broad range of perspectives,
including genetic factors, neurobiological processes, and behavior.
Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
(UCEDD) is part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities
(AUCD), established in every state to train professionals within
an interdisciplinary framework to meet the needs of people with
disabilities, provide clinical
services and model projects, reach out to the community with
technical assistance and training, conduct applied research, and
disseminate information widely.
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