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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)


The Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities is proud to be one of six U.S. sites for the Study to Explore Early Development, a research project funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more about autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays. In Maryland, SEED is conducted in collaboration with Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

Three prior phases of SEED have recruited Maryland families, starting in 2008, by invitation. Our center would like to thank the 2,000 families who generously volunteered for SEED I, II and III. We also would like to thank our partners in the study: the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Maryland State Department of Education, all of whom have made SEED successful!

Learn about one mother's experience with SEED in the above video.

SEED team






SEED team members Jamie Dahm Kaczaniuk (from left), Nicole Williams, and Madhuri Moralwal.