If your child is young and you suspect there might be something wrong, immediately seek early intervention services for your child.
To find Early Intervention services in your state, click here. You can also call NICHCY at 1.800.695.0285 and ask one of their information specialists to give you the number for early intervention services in your area.
How else might you find out about early intervention services in your community? Here are two ways:
- Ask your child’s pediatrician to put you in touch with the early intervention system in your community or region
- Contact the Pediatrics branch in a local hospital and ask where you should call to find out about early intervention services in your area.
It is very important to write down the names and phone numbers of everyone you talk to. You can use this Parent’s Record-Keeping Worksheet developed by NICHCY to keep track of this important information. Having this documentation available will be helpful to you later on.
For additional information on Early Intervention, visit zerotothree.org
Early Intervention. (2011). Retrieved July 24, 2012, from http://nationalautismassociation.org/autism-treatment-2/early-intervention/
Signs of Autism. (2011). Retrieved July 24, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/treatment.html
Babies and Toddlers. (2012). Retrieved July 24, 2012, from National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities http://nichcy.org/babies