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The Shriver Center offers a wide range of programs that align with our mission. These programs respond to needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their families, students, service providers, researchers, and educators using evidence-based approaches from decades of research and program development.


List of Programs

Insurance Resource Center for Autism and Behavioral Health

The Insurance Resource Center for Autism and Behavioral Health is  a program for consumers, providers, employers, and educators on issues related to medical insurance for autism and behavioral health treatment.


CANDI is dedicated to biomarker discovery, neuroimaging, and treatment studies of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism and fragile X.


The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) provides comprehensive clinical services to children with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


The CANS Program offers training, certification, and support to Medicaid-funded behavioral health professionals in Massachusetts who serve children under the age of 21.


The Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER), based at the Shriver Center, provides valuable research, evaluation and training services in order to enhance the quality of supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disability.

Division of Neuroinformatics

Neuroinformatics concerns itself with the information infrastructure (data, computation, models, results) that underlies neuroscience research. In collaboration with the CANDI program, we are searching for brain features that correlate with or predict various developmental outcomes.

Healthy People/Healthy Communities

The Healthy People/Healthy Communities Division at the Shriver Center is devoted to promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles in people with IDD.


INDEX Technical Services provides web development, e-learning development, and accessibility consulting.


Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) provides graduate-level interdisciplinary training to improve the health of children and youth with developmental disabilities.


Pathways to Inclusive Health Care Program is an innovative program that trains future healthcare professionals to work with disabled populations.

Sibling Support

Siblings of individuals with disabilities face unique challenges, and the sibling experience tends to change over time as siblings age. At the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, we provide support to siblings and other family members of those with disabilities in a variety of ways.

Laboratory for Equity in Autism Dissemination (LEAD) Lab

The LEAD Lab studies the development, implementation, and dissemination of interventions to ensure equitable access to diagnostic and treatment services for autistic children and their families.