Disabilities

and special needs are important to address early, to get expert help that will give your child the best start in life. Speaking to your pediatrician about your concerns about possible delays in developing physical, cognitive, communication, social or other skills can help. He or she can direct you to getting a free evaluation of possible issues and special services for early intervention for your child, which are available throughout Los Angeles County.

Home Visits Help Disabled Boy Go to School

Home Visits Help Disabled Boy Go to School

Home Visits Help Disabled Boy Go to School As First 5 LA develops its new five-year strategic plan and governance guidelines to help advise Commissioners on the initiatives and programs they will fund in the future, we thought we would take a look at some First 5 LA's...

More Children Diagnosed With Autism

More Children Diagnosed With AutismResearch shows that more children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) today than 40 years ago. Although there is some debate as to why, more focus is being placed on the importance of early detection among...

Use Your Words!

Use Your Words!“Agua.” “Banana.” “Dada.” “Gogigo.” And, one time…“ank u.” My son once had words to express himself. Granted, three of them sounded alike and he never went much beyond those essentials, but those words were his, and we were proud. “Look at our preemie...

Thirty Days and Nights in the NICU

Thirty Days and Nights in the NICU

Thirty Days and Nights in the NICUDuring an emergency, a hospital can be both the friendliest — and scariest — place on Earth. Our son, Louis, was born more than eight weeks early. On the third day after his birth, both he and my wife were fighting for their lives in...

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