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Early Access to Care: Resources for Parents

If you have concerns about your child's development, or someone you care about, you have come to the right place. Early intervention is important. Learning the signs, examining your child's development, and getting the right diagnosis and treatment as early as possible can make a lifetime of difference.

Through awareness and dissemination of information and resources, the Autism Speaks Early Access to Care initiative seeks to reduce the average age of autism diagnosis and increase access to high-quality early intervention for all children on the autism spectrum.

This website is focused on helping you as a parent, caregiver, or concerned adult, to understand developmental milestones, learn how to screen for autism symptoms, and access proper services if you feel a child may have autism. Please take a look at these 4 steps:

Step 1: Understand Developmental Milestones and Learn More about Autism

Step 2: Screen Your Child and Talk to Your Healthcare Provider

Step 3: Access Early Intervention Services

Step 4: Learn About Autism Treatments and Find Them in your Area

For an informational flyer for parents with concerns about their child, click here. To view the flyer in black and white, click here.

Please consider downloading the First Concern to Action Tool Kit, a step-by-step guide to taking action when you have a concern about your child’s development. You can request an electronic copy here