Many people have been touched by neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities, or know someone who has. At UVA, we are starting to answer questions about brain development that we didn’t even know how to ask a few years ago.

What if we used UVA’s imaging expertise to see the physical symptoms of these conditions in the brain?

What if our map of the teenage brain sparked newfound breakthroughs in adolescent development?

What if we uncovered the secret to why autism looks different in the female brain?

What if we could leverage Big Data to outsmart neurodevelopmental deficiencies?

The pace of discovery is getting faster, but for those impacted by neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities, it’s still not enough.

Private support is critical to accelerating our work and generating discoveries that help people live longer, more fulfilling lives. By supporting the Center for Health Brain Development, you can help us find the answers we need.

To learn more about supporting brain science at UVA, click here. Or contact Kelly Reinhardt, Senior Associate Director of, UVA Brain, at or 434-243-GIVE.