Act Early Montana

Act Early Montana

What to do if you are concerned

Video: Learn the Signs. Act Early.

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Talk to Your Child’s Doctor

As a parent you know your child best!  If you are concerned about the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns.  Don’t wait.  Acting early can make a real difference.

Complete a Milestone Checklist for Your Child’s Age

Use the Milestones Tracker app or fill out a milestone check list.  Share the checklist with your child’s health care provider.  Review this Tip Sheet from the CDC: How to Get Help for Your Child.

Ask about Developmental Screening

Screenings recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Recommended screening type Age
General development 9, 18, and 30 months
Autism 18 and 24 months (or whenever parent has a concern)


Ask your child’s doctor about these screenings

Learn more information about developmental screening.

Connect with other parents in Montana

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Family to Family

The parent-led Family to Family initiative helps to improve access to and sharing of evidence-based health information so parents and families of children and youth with complex health needs and health care providers can make informed health care choices.
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Information and Tools for children at every age to address a variety of challenges.   
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