Developmental Screening and Referral

Information for families
  • Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) - A statewide nonprofit focused on improving the lives of Colorado children through early identification of developmental needs and the state program lead for HealthySteps, which is the only program of its kind that places a child development specialist within a pediatric primary care team.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Learn the Signs. Act Early.
  • Child Find for Children Birth to Age 5 - Child Find is part of Colorado's system for identifying children suspected of having a delay in development. If a young child is not meeting typical developmental milestones, or someone is concerned about the child’s growth or learning, child find teams will evaluate how the child plays, learns, speaks, behaves and moves. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if there is a significant delay or if there is a need for early intervention or special education services. Evaluations conducted by Child Find teams are at no cost to parents.
  • Early Intervention Colorado for Infants, Toddlers & Families - A program that provides supports and services to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families from birth until the child’s third birthday. Early Intervention Colorado can help families learn ways to support and promote their child’s development within their everyday routines and activities.