New CDC funding will expand knowledge about children with autism spectrum disorder.

New CDC Funding Will Expand Knowledge about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) will be directed by Dr. Rob Fitzgerald.

The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is one of the largest studies in the United States designed to identify and better understand genetic and environmental risk factors for ASD and other developmental disabilities in young children. Washington University, along with colleagues at Mizzou and Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, will join 4 other sites and CDC in Phase 3 of the SEED study which is designed to enroll 2,500 children over the next 4-5 years