Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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The Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR)

IBR Video Introduction

For almost 50 years, the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) has been serving New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, initially through research alone, and currently through an integrated program of research, service, and education.  Discoveries made in the Institute’s laboratories help save lives and improve the quality of life of people who have developmental disabilities, from premature infants to the elderly.

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IBR’s research teams are dedicated to conducting basic and clinical studies of the causes, treatment, and prevention of developmental disabilities, including autism, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses, and inborn errors of metabolism.   More...


The Institute offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and clinical laboratory services for individuals with developmental disabilities. More...


IBR offers educational activities for students, people with developmental disabilities, the public, and health and education professionals regarding the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of developmental disabilities. More...