The Child and Adolescent NeuroDevelopment Initiative (CANDI) is a research division of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and 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 Neurobehavioral Technologies program led by Dr. David M Cochran, is also housed within CANDI.  

The CANDI team is led by Dr. Jean A Frazier and Dr. David N Kennedy and is supported by child psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, statisticians, research coordinators, psychologists, and interested volunteers.

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