Many children with developmental delays or behavior concerns are not identified as early as possible. As a result, these children must wait to get the help they need to do well in social and educational settings (for example, in school, at home, and in the community).
In the United States, about 1 in 6 children aged 3 to 17 years have one or more developmental or behavioral disabilities, such as autism, a learning disorder, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder1. In addition, many children have delays in language or other areas that can affect how well they do in school. However, many children with developmental disabilities are not identified until they are in school, by which time significant delays might have occurred and opportunities for treatment might have been missed.
During the months of February through May, area early learning programs are holding CHILD FIND events in heir communities. FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS are held at these events and parents can find out information about other learning resources in their community. To find out when a CHILD FIND screening and enrollment events is being held in your community go to;