BENEFITING: EASTER SEALS NORTH GEORGIA INC
ORGANIZER: EASTER SEALS NORTH GEORGIA INC
EVENT: AJC Peachtree Road Race
EVENT DATE: Jul 04, 2012
EASTER SEALS NORTH GEORGIA INC wrote -
Donate and/or create a fundraising team. We need help to provide information and services. As an expert in disabilities we want to spread the word on a new tool available for FREE to families with children birth through five.:
Every year, we as a nation fail to identify more than one million children, all under the age of five, who have a disability or are at risk for developmental delay. How many more need to fall behind before we act?
Programs that diagnose and treat children with special needs before the age of five can make sure kids start school on par with their peers, and have an equal chance to achieve their dreams. But the programs that diagnose and treat children who have disabilities or who are at risk for developmental delays as early as possible are chronically underfunded on the state and federal level.
In fact, according to a recent Easter Seals report, young children are falling through the cracks in every state. One way to turn the tide is to increase state and federal funding for the Early Intervention Program, Part C, of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
One child falling behind is a tragedy. One million represents a national crisis. Please increase funding for early intervention services so that every child can get a good start in life.
Developmental Milestones Screening
The first five years are critical in a child's life. And this is the most important time to get your child support for a developmental delay or special need.
Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How is your child doing? You only need 10-20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition. Your ASQ-3™ results will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.
Please note: ASQ-3™ is designed for screening, not diagnosis. It is a quick check for children from birth through age five. If your child is age six or older, please discuss his or her development with your child's health care provider, your local school district, or your child's teacher. Results from the questionnaire will be emailed to you within two weeks.
Easter Seals clients want you to know your fund-raising efforts have made a difference in the life of someone with a disability. Your efforts are appreciated and recognized!
Provides one session of occupational therapy for a child.
Provides 8 physical therapy sessions to help a child learn to walk.
Provides 3 months of therapy for a child with autism.
visit us online at www.northgeorgia.easterseals.com
Thank you for your support! THANK YOU for making a differnce!TT