seeds for autism

Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)

The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is a multi-year study funded by CDC. It is currently the largest study in the United States to help identify factors that may put children at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Understanding the risk factors that make a person more likely to develop an ASD will help us learn more about the causes.

Research goals and study sites

Frequently asked questions about SEED

CDC operates the Georgia SEED site, one of six in the CADDRE network

Highlights from published studies reporting on findings related to ASD

A study on teen health and development

CDC releases newsletters twice a year with the latest updates from SEED

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is working to find out how many children have ASDs, discover the risk factors, and raise awareness of the signs.

SEEDs For Autism

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At SEEDs we provide education and vocational training for all functional levels of autism as well as providing resources for those on the autism spectrum. We are proud to be one of the leading Phoenix resources for autism and our programs let those with autism spectrum disorders explore possibilities and discover new skills in a structured environment.