Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania advances research into the causes and treatment of developmental disabilities. One of the IDDRC’s goals is to develop a novel biomarker for language disability in autism.
The IDDRC team also creates research Centers of Excellence to favor interdisciplinary investigations into IDD, and it constructively partners with the IDDRC Network to realize the goals of the IDD branch of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Center supports 79 federally funded projects, of which 11 are from the NICHD, and four are foundation-funded projects.
The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center's signature research project "Auditory Processing as a Prognostic Biomarker in Diverse IDDs" investigates the utility of infant brain scanning using magnetoencephalography with stimulus paradigms differentially sensitive to language-specific vs. general cognitive impairment in infants with a variety of genetic risk factors for later intellectual disability.
IDDRC Core Services
IDDRC supports the intellectual and developmental disabilities research community with a wide range of core research services. Learn more below and request a consultation or service.