Learn the Signs. Act Early. Connecticut

early development

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 Connecticut  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 at the CT Act Early website to promote healthy development in all children.


Raising Awareness of the Need for Early Screening, Diagnosis and Intervention

Data provided by the State Department of Heath indicates that there are 2,687 Family Day Cares and 1,589 Group Day Cares, for a total of 4,276 facilities. This represents a total of 113,734 children potentially being served with information on early identification of developmental delays in Connecticut. Data on whether additional material is requested will help to determine the effectiveness of the process and indicate whether further targeted mailing should be implemented. With children accurately identified as potentially at risk, access to early intervention might decrease the long term effects of any delays.

Connecticut Guidelines for a Clinical Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder


Developmental Milestones

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