Brief • Sep 8, 2020
This brief details the journey through California's Early Identification and Intervention system of Karla Garcia, a stay-at-home mom from San Francisco, and her daughter, Brianna, who has Rett Syndrome, a genetic neurological condition. Since her daughter's four month well-child visit, when Karla first raised concerns about Brianna's development, she has had to persist for answers and advocate for her daughter to receive the services that she needs. Karla and Brianna’s story highlights the challenges that a lot of families face when dealing with the early identification and intervention system and the important role that support systems can play.
Sep 8, 2020
This example to illustrates common challenges and delays families in California face when seeking services for developmental concerns.
May 6, 2020
Now is a critical time to evaluate and improve California’s early identification and intervention (EII) system by leveraging the state’s existing county Help Me Grow (HMG) systems.
Alexandra Parma • May 12, 2020
With the COVID-19 recession predicted to exceed the downturn of the Great Recession, cuts to many key services are expected, and one devastating outcome may be the further erosion of an already fragile system that serves infants and toddlers with developmental delays.