Learn the Signs, Act Early
What is "Learn the Signs, Act Early"?
“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program that works to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental delays or disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need as early as possible.
LEARN THE SIGNS. ACT EARLY. PROGRAM DELIVERY PARTNERS
What is Act Early Montana?
The Act Early Montana program has 3 components:
- Health Education
- Act Early Ambassador Initiative
- Research and Evaluation
Promote the awareness of:
- Healthy developmental milestones in early childhood
- The importance of tracking each child’s development
- The importance of acting early if there are concerns
Act Early Ambassador Initiative
Collaborate with state partners to improve Montana’s early childhood system by:
- Improving screening and referral to early intervention services
- Promoting “Learn the Signs. Act Early” messages and tools to improve early identification
Research and Evaluation
- Improve outreach materials and strategies
- Improve implementation activities
- Increase our understanding of the factors that influence early identification and referral