Who We Are
The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD), established in 2006, is one of 67 federally designated University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. The centers are funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), part of the Administration for Children and Families within the US Department of Health and Human Services. The centers serve as a resource in the areas of education, research and service, and provide a link between the university and community in improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The CEDD is part of the MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders) on the UC Davis Medical Center campus in Sacramento, California. The MIND Institute is internationally known for research and medical training. The CEDD brings added dimensions to the MIND Institute, including consumers’ perspective, expanded training, and more focus on community partnerships and sharing of information with consumers, parents, and non-medical professionals.