The IDDB, formerly the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Branch, sponsors research and research training aimed at preventing and ameliorating intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The IDDB has a longstanding history of providing support for a diverse portfolio of research projects, training programs, and research centers dedicated to promoting the well-being of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). When the Institute was created at the NIH in 1962 at the request of then-President John F. Kennedy and with the support of congress, one if its primary charges was to encourage investigations in human development throughout the lifespan, with an emphasis on understanding IDD.
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