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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), in collaboration with a number of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign called “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.

Key Objectives

Educate parents about key developmental milestones.
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 disorders.
Act Early Louisiana aims to support state and regional systemic efforts to promote the early identification and intervention for children with signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities (DD).

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New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
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