Developmental Disabilities, Special Health Care Needs

The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, since its inception, has served, supported and partnered with children and youth with special health care needs and developmental disabilities and their families. An array of programs and projects of the Center provide services and supports, training, technical assistance and consultation on advocacy, building systems of care, cultural and linguistic competence, and policy development.

One such program is the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for the District of Columbia. The mission is to promote self-determination, productivity, independence, and inclusion of individuals with developmental and other disabilities across the life span, and in all aspects of community life.

In addition, the Center has produced numerous products and publications that address topics related to developmental disabilities and special health care needs.

Recent Publications