Think your child may have Autism or a Developmental Delay?
What is a developmental delay?
A developmental delay is when a child does not reach developmental milestones as other children the same age. Developmental milestones are assessed in the following areas:
- Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
- Movement/Physical Development
- Social and Emotional
Children reach developmental milestones in playing, learning, speaking, behaving, and moving (crawling, walking, etc.).
It is important to note that children may not "grow out" of a developmental delay without help. With early developmental screening and early intervention services a child can often reach his or her full potential.
What are appropriate developmental milestones?
The information provided is in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Act Early Project which seeks to promote early screening of developmental delay in young children. The links below will open a new window to the CDC - Act Early website.
Developmental Milestones: First Nine Months (2 Months to 9 Months)
Developmental Milestones: One to Five Years (1 Year to 5 Years)
Resources for Professionals
Steps to Services
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Navigate Autism Resources
Connect with an Autism Society in your area
University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities