The North Carolina Act Early program seeks to educate families, service providers, and community members about the importance of monitoring developmental milestones and the early warning signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
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As an active partner in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Learn the Signs. Act Early" campaign, it is part of our mission to provide resources to promote routine developmental screening and early identification of developmental delays and disabilities among young children. Early identification leads to timely provision of appropriate services to children who have developmental needs, which is crucial for increasing young children's cognitive, language, and adaptive skills and improving developmental outcomes.
Our website serves as a resource for all caregivers, family members of children who have or are at risk for developmental disabilities, service/healthcare providers, and educators. As a visitor to our site, we thank you for your role in acting early to identify and support children with developmental delays and disabilities. We encourage you to explore and share the information you find on our website with others in the community.