Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD)


The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is an interdisciplinary program offering comprehensive patient care and translational medicine for individuals with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

The Center is a joint endeavor between UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health℠, and additional collaborations with UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders are critical to both our clinical and research missions. CADD is a single home for patients and families where multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment teams work alongside leading scientists utilizing state-of-the-art approaches for understanding and treating neurodevelopmental disorders.


If you would like to make an appointment, please have your pediatricians complete a referral form and fax the form along with the necessary records to 214-867-5389.

Not meeting developmental milestones or is falling behind academically

Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Exhibiting challenging behaviors at school or home

Learning more about CADD research studies

In order to advance understanding and care for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, researchers at CADD are performing multiple cutting-edge studies of the genetics, neurobiology and clinical course of developmental disorders.

Learn more about Research.