District of Columbia Launches Don’t Wait and Wonder Campaign
Developmental Screening, Early Intervention
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ZERO TO THREE Policy Center state updates
In September 2011, the District of Columbia took action to increase the number of eligible children who receive early intervention services. The District launched a campaign that brings attention to the signs of developmental disabilities and delays in children from birth to age three, highlights the long-term benefits of early intervention, and provides information on access to treatment services. The Don’t Wait and Wonder campaign aims to encourage anyone with concerns about a child’s development to contact Strong Start, the District’s early intervention program, for a free evaluation and determination of eligibility for services.