Learn the Signs, Act Early

: Learn the Signs, Act Early aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get needed services and support. The program has three components: a health education campaign, the Act Early initiative, and research and evaluation. The campaign promotes awareness of healthy developmental milestones during childhood, and the importance of tracking each child’s development and acting early if there are concerns. The Act Early Initiative works with state, territorial and national partners to improve early childhood screening and referral systems. The program website includes many free materials for providers, health centers and parents, videos and other multimedia tools and training programs for providers.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC, 2014

Evidence Rating: III

Cost: Free

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Parenting Education Socio-emotional Development for Children

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Social media and marketing tools/campaigns Tools and informational materials for participants Tools for providers

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