Center for Neuroscience Research

District of Columbia Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

About Us

The District of Columbia Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (DC-IDDRC) conducts multidisciplinary, basic, translational, clinical and community research in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Our mission is to expand the understanding of the causes underlying IDDs, develop innovative therapies, and prevent or attenuate the full effects of these disorders, so that each child can achieve her/his full physical and intellectual potential. 

Children’s National Hospital (lead institution) has played a crucial role in bringing together four major academic institutions in D.C. – Children’s National, the George Washington University, Georgetown University and Howard University – to create, grow and sustain a vigorous center and a supportive environment for IDD investigators.

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