Early Childhood

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

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Connecticut Act Early is a statewide outreach campaign that reaches out to families, communities, and organizations to promote early screening and early identification of potential developmental delays. The CT Act Early team educates about healthy development, early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays, the importance of regular developmental screening, and early intervention when there is a concern.

Whether you are a parent or a professional who works with young children and their families, our hope is that you will find helpful information to promote healthy development in all children. Our mission is to:

  • Increase health care and childcare provider awareness of the importance of early intervention in diagnosing and treating developmental disorders such as autism
  • Increase parent-provider dialogue on the topic of child development and developmental disorders
  • Increase early action on childhood development disorders
  • Specifically, seek to increase screenings and early intervention among children with potential developmental disorder

Project Coordinator - Bethanne Vergean at vergean@uchc.edu

Additional Resources

Changes to CDC Milestones

211 Child Development Infoline

CT Preschool Special Education (Part B)

Our Connecticut Partners

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CT 211 Child Development Infoline
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