Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)


The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities is a collaborative program bringing together the best minds in the region for research, training and comprehensive clinical care in the field of autism and other developmental disabilities. The Center is an alliance of clinicians and researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders and Children’s Medical Center that is a single home for patients and families where we evaluate and treat developmental disabilities. Our multidisciplinary autism diagnostic program is the only one in the nation with disease specific certification by the Joint Commission.

We are the primary site in the DFW region providing diagnostic evaluations for autism. In addition to diagnostic services, we provide medical care for complex medical problems and psychopharmacological consultation for behavioral problems. We are especially committed to increasing awareness about autism in the community and providing consultation to pediatricians and families so intervention can begin at the earliest possible age.

Specialized Treatment

The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities focuses on early identification of autism spectrum disorder and treatment of the most complex cases of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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School Support

Accessing appropriate school services can be a challenge for families. We offer testing services, advocacy strategies and other support to help families work most effectively with school systems.

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Important Resources

When a diagnosis of autism is introduced into a family, resources and guidance are invaluable for understanding the condition and its impact. Both online and at our Autism and Developmental Disabilities Resource Library, we can connect you with the information you need.

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