About the Program

Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program aims to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, by facilitating parent-engaged developmental monitoring and promoting developmental screening so children and their families can get the early services and support they need.

The program is made up of three components:

Learn the Signs. Act Early. Program Overview [10 MB, 2 Pages, 508]

Abercrombie, J., Wiggins, L., & Green, K. (2022). CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”: Developmental milestone resources to improve early identification of children with developmental delays, disorders, and disabilities. ZERO TO THREE Journal, 43(1), 5–12.

Family-Engaged Developmental Monitoring

CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program aims to facilitate family-engaged developmental monitoring.

View the Roadmap for Advancing Family-Engaged Developmental Monitoring from the Help Me Grow National Center to learn what family-engaged developmental monitoring is, how programs can utilize it, and how it fits into an overall framework of children’s healthy development and family well-being.