Welcome to Massachusetts Act Early
Massachusetts Act Early aims to educate parents and professionals about healthy childhood development, early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, the importance of routine developmental screening, and timely early intervention whenever there is a concern.
Whether you are a parent or a professional who works with young children and their families, our hope is that you will find helpful information at the MA Act Early website to promote healthy development in all children.
Please visit us often as we add new information to reflect our growing state campaign. We hope to see you again soon!
Massachusetts Act Early is the state campaign for the national "Learn the Signs. Act Early." program run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD).
Read the latest MA Act Early State & National News
MA Act Early State Team Members Guest Blog for Autism Awareness Month
Want to learn why early identification is so important to the members of the MA Act Early state team? Several of our members were "guest bloggers" on New England INDEX's disability blog during Autism Awareness month. (Read more on our News page). Topics include:
Elaine Gabovitch renamed CDC Act Early Ambassador for Massachusetts
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has renamed MA Act Early's State Team Leader Elaine Gabovitch to serve as the CDC Act Early Ambassador for Massachusetts through April 2014. (Read more on our News page).
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