A Family’s Journey Through the Early Identification and Intervention System

Brief  •  Sep 8, 2020

Summary

California’s low developmental screening rate and complicated early identification and intervention system lead to service delays. This example illustrates common challenges and delays families in California face when seeking services. Our example family interacts with five different systems over the course of 15 months. The child finally receives services by his 2nd birthday, only after high levels of parent advocacy and community support.

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