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Learn how others have used “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”

Scroll down to view all of the activities we consider to be promising — so you can learn more about the outstanding work being done by our partners and get ideas for activities to carry out in your own programs and communities.

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Survey Partners to Inform and Promote Materials Distribution

Using a survey to promote “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” and assess partners’ interest in and need for materials. Read More >

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Parent Educators Provide Materials to Pediatric Primary Care Practices

Working with parent educators to provide Milestone Moments booklets and other materials to, and conduct trainings with, pediatric primary care providers. Read More >

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Mass Mail Materials to Parents

Mailing Milestone Moments booklets and growth charts, along with other information about children’s health, to households with young children. Read More >

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Market to Partners through E-mail

E-mail marketing, including web links to “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources, to promising partner organizations. Read More >

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Mail Materials to Partners

Including materials in a mailing to key partner offices. Read More >

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Link to Web Resources in Parent Newsletters

Linking to “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” website and materials and providing information about milestones in an e-newsletter to parents. Read More >

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Link to Web Resources in Online Toolkits

Linking to “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” web resources in online toolkits for appropriate target audiences.  Read More >

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Integrate Milestone Moments Booklet into Home Visiting Programs

Integrating Milestone Moments booklets into trainings for home visitors and distributing materials to families during home visits with families to serve as an aid to discussions about child development.  Read More >

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Integrate Milestone Moments Booklets into Early Care and Education Centers

Integrating Milestone Moments booklets for parents of young children and training for staff in an early care and education setting. Read More >

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Integrate Materials into Pediatric Practices

Integrating materials into pediatric practices as part of broader efforts to increase developmental screening. Read More >

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Integrate Materials into Newborn Baby Kits

Integrating materials, such as Milestone brochures and Milestone Moments booklets, into birthing hospitals’ newborn baby kits that are given to moms to take home from the hospital. Read More >

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Integrate Autism Case Training Curriculum into Residency or Fellowship Programs

Integrating ACT curriculum into residency and fellowship programs. Read More >

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Integrate Autism Case Training Curriculum into Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Programs

Integrating ACT curriculum into LEND training programs, which provide long-term, graduate-level interdisciplinary training as well as interdisciplinary services and care to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. Read More >

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Integrate Autism Case Training Curriculum into College Courses

Integrating ACT curriculum into college courses about child development and developmental disabilities. Read More >

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Incorporate Milestone Information in Immunization Schedule

Including important milestones for various ages in an immunization schedule for parents. Read More >


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Feature “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” in Statewide Trainings

Featuring materials and Autism Case Training curriculum at trainings, often in tandem with other relevant topics. Read More >

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Distribute Amazing Me – It’s Busy Being 3! to Pediatric Clinics

Distributing copies of Amazing Me to pediatric offices nationwide through a partnership with Reach Out and Read. Read More >

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Develop State-Specific Act Early Website

Developing state-specific Act Early websites for parents, primary care providers, and/or other partners. Read More >

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Create a Local Network of “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Delegates

Training community partners to effectively disseminate “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” materials and messages. Read More >

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Adapt and Customize Radio Public Service Announcement

Adapting “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” public service announcement materials for radio, customized with state-specific information to reach parents of young children. Read More >