Below are several helpful developmental screening parent resources.
Learn the Signs; Act Early [Spanish Version]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the many organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, has launched an awareness campaign to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders. The earlier a child with a developmental delay receives appropriate assessment and intervention, the better the developmental outcome can be.
CDC Child Development Web site
This resource provides information about the Child Development Studies Team’s major projects and activities, public health issues in child development, and child development milestones. Their Web site also offers downloadable Positive Parenting Tips, links to more information, resources, and a list of their partners in promoting child development.
First Signs, Inc.
The mission of First Signs is to promote the early identification of, and intervention for, autism and other developmental disorders.
The D-PIP is funded by a cooperative agreement between the AAP and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a cooperative agreement between the AAP and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.