The DDR Mission Statement
DDR is an international non-profit organization established in 1994 as the Developmental Delay Registry. In 1998, the Board of Directors changed the name to Developmental Delay Resources to reflect our mission:
- Disseminating information about causes and interventions for developmental delays, through our quarterly newsletter, workshops, conferences, library and website, as well as selling books and tapes,
- Connecting families, professionals, and organizations through our membership directory and extensive database and,
- Preventing developmental delays through education.
Members of DDR support the inter-relationship of physical, cognitive and social-emotional development of children whose delays are on a continuum from mild to severe. Delays include, but are not limited to, sensory-motor deficits, speech.language disorders, attention deficits, learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorder and autism.
Members of DDR seek healthy options for the whole child, such as:
- Treatments that address sensory-motor processing, including occupational therapy, vision therapy, auditory training and perceptual-motor therapy,
- Treatments that boost the immune system, including dietary modification, nutritional supplementation, homeopathy, and immunotherapy,
- Treatments that address structural integrity, including osteopathy, CranioSacral therapy, and chiropractic and
- Treatments that encourage positive social-emotional relationships, such as communication therapies, FloorTime, and family therapy.
DDR is the only organization that integrates all of these disciplines.