Learn the Signs. Act Early.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has an invaluable program “Learn the Signs. Act Early” that aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.

• They estimate that 1 in 68 children are identified with an autism spectrum disorder and about 1 in 6 children aged 3–17 have a developmental disability.

• Many children with a developmental disability are not identified until after entering school.

• Early intervention (before school age) can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills as well as reduce the need for costly interventions over time.

The program is made up of three components:

• Health education campaign

• Act Early Initiative

• Research and evaluation

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