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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)

Respond to a SEED invitation letter

If you recently received an invitation letter in the mail, you can respond through the secure online link below. You will need the 4-digit CODE listed in your invitation letter. For other ways to respond, read the entry toward the bottom of this page titled "How do I sign up or learn more if I received an invitation?"

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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.

Two prior phases of SEED have recruited Maryland families, starting in 2008. We are enrolling for a third phase, called SEED 3. You may enroll in SEED 3 only if you have received an invitation letter mailed to your home. Our center would like to thank the 1,100 families who generously volunteered for SEED I and II. 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!


SEED field team Michelle Landrum Jamie Dahm Nicole Williams Shenika Robinson Lydia Stewart SEED field staff include Michelle Landrum (from left), Project Supervisor Jamie Dahm, Nicole Williams, Shenika Robinson and Lydia Stewart. Not pictured is Bridget Gottlieb. 

Link to the SEED 3 Maternal Interview Preparatory Guide