News & Updates

Screening for Tics and Tic Disorders

Heather Adams, PhD, University of Rochester (Funded 2016-2017) Tic Disorders and associated conditions may be associated with adverse impacts including mood and behavioral disorders, impaired interpersonal relationships, physical injury, and reduced academic and vocational attainment. Therefore, accurate, early identification and treatment is essential to reduce these impacts. Prior work by the applicant and collaborators has […]Read More »

Language and Functional Outcomes in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Funded 2016-2017) Statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs have been instrumental in improving language outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Despite advances in both programs and technology, children who are DHH continue to have lower language relative to their age […]Read More »

New Grants Funded – Work will begin on September 30, 2016

Many excellent applications were received this spring and the two-step review process was successful.  There will be four new projects beginning this fall, and 11 currently funded projects will continue for an additional year of funding.  A list of the new projects can be found on the Grants Awarded page, with links to project abstracts.Read More »

AAHD Involvement in National Quality Forum

The DRDC Dissemination and Policy Core, which is housed at the American Association on Health and Disabilities (AAHD), in Rockville, MD, is closely involved with supporting the National Quality Strategy and the National Quality Forum, which are both described below. The Triple Aim of the National Quality Strategy, which was established by the Affordable Care […]Read More »

Scientific Publication Repository Developed by AAHD

The repository, found here, is a partial list of articles that have been authored or co-authored by CDC staff from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), since 2010, and which has been categorized by year. Please also visit the NCBDDD website to view additional research articles, scientific publications, data and statistics, and […]Read More »

RFAs Posted for 2016 – Applications due March 1

The DRDC announces new research opportunities with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for 2016. NOTE: All applications are due on March 1, 2016. Application instructions are here and the topics with links are listed below. RFA-R16-01 EHDI Parents (Pilot) RFA-R16-02 Using EHDI to Assess […]Read More »

Work Begins on New Projects – September 30, 2015

The DRDC is funding 8 new and 7 continuing external projects through its Cooperative Agreement with the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. A complete list of external projects with links to project summaries can be found here.Read More »

September 2014 – Six New Projects Commence

Nearly 50 grant applications resulted from the 2014 RFAs, and six were funded, in addition to five continuing projects.  The new projects commenced on September 30, 2014.  Learn more about all funded projects here.Read More »

Research Regarding Healthy Weight of People with Limb Differences

Obesity and unhealthy weight are a national health prevention priority and the focus of national health initiatives. Unhealthy weight in people with a variety of disabilities is commonly reported; yet many are unable to use typical scales or measurement devices and strategies due to contractures and motor impairments. Loss of limbs and loss of muscle […]Read More »

DRDC Assists Spina Bifida Association in Building a National Clinical Care Network

Spina Bifida (SB) is a birth defect that results in developmental disability and complex health care needs. The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) has been supporting people with SB and their families since 1973, and their website lists 133 clinical services providers and 36 chapters that provide public and professional education, information, and support, on a […]Read More »