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“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” is a program of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a national program that aims to improve early identification of children with developmental delay and disability and offers FREE resources to help communities in this effort.

CDC Materials

A photo of a sampling of Learn the Signs. Act Early materials available from the Centers for Disease Control

There are many easy to access and free materials available for you to view and print out, or order. Please print or order them for both your own use and for sharing them to help spread the word. While these materials are helpful and educative, please note that they are not a substitute for validated and standardized screening tools.

Get them here.

Translated Materials

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We strive to provide outreach to linguistically diverse communities. Please contact us if you have a language you would like to see translated or are able to help us translate our materials.

Hmong Materials: The site this link goes to is under construction but should be available again by the end of the October 2018.

Spanish Materials

Somali Materials