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Birth Defects Registry

Program Description

The Birth Defects Registry is a population-based registry of children with specific birth defects. It serves as the primary entry point into the local, community-based case management system of the Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services Program. 


History and Purpose

The NJ Birth Defects Registry was established in 1928 as the “Crippled Children’s Commission” and is the nation’s first birth defects registry. Since 1985, New Jersey has maintained a population-based registry of children with specific birth defects, including metabolic, genetic, and hearing disorders excluded by most other state registries. (Read more)

Contact Us

Please email us at: or you can call us at (609) 292-5676.
You can also email or if you have any questions or if you have suggestions on how we can make our webpage more useful to you.

State Administrator Contact
Sandra J. Howell, PhD
Autism Registry Coordinator
Early Identification & Monitoring Program
New Jersey Autism Registry
New Jersey Department of Health
P.O Box 364
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0364
Phone: (609)-292-5676
Cell:  (609) 292-8235

Last Reviewed: 10/25/2018