It's time to change how we view a child's growth.
Do you know all the ways you should measure your child’s growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. CDC estimates 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
The manual that describes conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Intellectual Disability and includes other behavioral disorders is called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). In late May 2013, the fifth addition of this manual, DSM-5, was released. We are updating our materials to include new information from this edition. We will post the new versions of our materials as soon as possible.
Web-based Continuing Education course designed to help health care professionals gain knowledge and skills to improve early identification, diagnosis and care of children with ASDs.
Read Amazing Me -- It’s Busy Being 3!
In Amazing Me -- It’s Busy Being 3! Joey, a 3-year-old kangaroo, shows what he can do in one AMAZING day. This children’s book teaches parents developmental milestones as they read to their young child.
Topics covering safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones.
Learn the Signs. Act Early. Factsheet
Learn more about the Learn the Signs. Act Early. program.
The "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign has many dedicated partners and champions across the country. Take a look!
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO