What is an IDDRC?

One of only 15 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers in the country, the Hawk-IDDRC is part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

The Hawkeye State is somewhat unique in having all three federally funded AUCD programs administered under one roof, through the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) -- including an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) program.

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Listen to a Podcast about the Hawk-IDDRC

Our Co-Directors, Lane Strathearn, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, and  Ted Abel, PhD, discuss the Hawk-IDDRC and how it impacts patients with autism across the state of Iowa. 

1 in 6

Children are diagnosed with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability

1.5 %

of the population are diagnosed with an intellectual disability across the lifespan

$ 6.2m

The IDDRC is funded by a 5 year grant from The National Institutes of Health

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Hawkeye Kid Captains Rock Disabilities

Learn about our one-of-a kind partnership between UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team. 

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital

Take a tour of our state-of-the-art facility!