The Colorado Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) is a multidisciplinary research center devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, cure and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Such disabilities include, among many others, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, inborn errors of metabolism, and spina bifida. Research efforts range from fundamental studies on neuro-developmental disorders to clinical trials for their cure and the amelioration of symptoms.
The Center is based in the Department of Pediatrics, but includes faculty from numerous clinical and basic-science departments of the Anschutz Medical Center of the University of Colorado. It is closely affiliated with The Children's Hospital Denver. The Colorado IDDRC was developed with the support of the E. Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Devlopment and is supported by the Department of Pediatrics, the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the School of Medicine Academic Enrichment Fund..
Our mission is to advance the diagnosis, prevention, care and cure of children with neuro-developmental disorders through research of the highest quality.