The Center for Disabilities and Development at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and independence of people with disabilities and creating a life with opportunities for everyone.

People who come to our clinic often have complex needs, which is why we use a team approach, bringing together the right experts to help families find answers. At the heart of each team are the patient and family.

The center has been designated the state's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities and strives to be the state's most trusted resource for health care, training, research, and information for people with disabilities.

Preparing for Your Visit to CDD

Programs and Services

For Patients

Contact Us

Center for Disabilities and Development
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
100 Hawkins Drive, 213 CDD
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1011

877-686-0031 (toll free)
319-353-6900 (local)

Medical Records

319-356-1347 (phone)
319-356-7700 (fax)

Patient Stories

  • Emeline Dunham

    Emetine Dunham portrait

    When Emeline’s parents learned their daughter had Down syndrome, they knew they wanted her to be born at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Newborns with Down syndrome often have health issues, and they wanted a hospital that could care for all of her needs.Read more

  • Paetra's Journey

    Paetra’s first helicopter ride was when she was two; she was having a seizure and turning blue in her car seat. They found help at University of Iowa Children's Hospital.Read more

  • A Special Treat for Taylor

    Taylor Phillips Portrait

    Taylor Phillips has spastic quadriplegia with hypertonia, meaning her limbs are stiff. But with the help of speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, she loves riding tandem bike with her father and hanging out on their acreage with her brother, Brody.Read more

  • Abi Frye

    Abi Frye portrait

    The only treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby. At 25 weeks pregnant, Julie was taken by ambulance and Abi was born the next day, weighing just over 1 pound.Read more

Locations and Contact

  • Iowa City, Iowa

    Center for Disabilities and Development

    213 CDD
    Center for Disabilities and Development
    100 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    Contact
    • Phone: 319-353-6900
    • Toll free: 877-686-0031
    • For medical records phone: 319-356-1346
    • For medical records fax: 319-356-7700
  • Iowa City, Iowa

    Psychiatry Specialty Clinic (CDD)

    Room 146
    Center for Disabilities and Development
    100 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact
    • Phone: 319-384-9977
    • Toll free: 888-573-KIDS (5437) (ask to be transferred to above number)
  • Bettendorf, Iowa

    Pediatric Specialty Services (Quad Cities)

    University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Services (Quad Cities)
    865 Lincoln Road
    Suite 500
    Bettendorf, IA 52272
    Contact
    • Phone: 563-344-2240
    • Toll free: 877-386-9105