Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

The regional Centers of Excellence for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities were established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2001.These centers make up the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) Network and include:
  • California.
  • Colorado.
  • Georgia.
  • Maryland.
  • North Carolina.
  • Pennsylvania.
In Colorado, CADDRE is a partnership between us and JFK Partners at the University of Colorado Denver. It includes expertise in:
  • Epidemiology.
  • Psychology.
  • Developmental pediatrics.
  • The CADDRE Network is working on a study to explore possible causes and risks for developmental delays and ASD, called the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED).