Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been disruptions in care and increased delays in early identification and early intervention services for children with developmental delays and disabilities. This has especially impacted and further heightened inequities experienced by children and families of color and those from under-resourced communities. The CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) Initiative promotes collaboration among early childhood programs in states and territories so children with autism or other developmental delays and disabilities can be identified early and referred to appropriate services and supports. As part of the COVID-19 response, the Act Early Network and partners are supporting early childhood systems, programs, providers and families to support recovery and strengthen resilience skills, behaviors, and resources of children, families, and communities.
Please join AMCHP and our partners at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and Title V, family and community leaders from the Act Early COVID-19 Response teams on this webinar to:
• Understand current gaps and strengths in early childhood systems to address
early identification of children’s developmental needs
• Identify systems and program priorities that advance equitable and optimal
children’s health and development outcomes.
• Describe how LTSAE resources and strategies can used to address priorities in
promoting children’s health and development, and early identification of needs