Hosted by the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
Date | March 17, 2021
Presenters |

Julia Abercrombie, MPH,
Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Lisa Sanderson, SD Parent Connection
CDC’s Act Early Ambassador to South Dakota

Deepa Srinivasavaradan, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
CDC’s Act Early Ambassador to New Jersey

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In this webinar, you’ll learn about the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Learning objectives include:

  • Learn about the CDC’s Act Early Ambassadors & the Act Early COVID-19 Response Projects
  • Get introduced to free, parent-friendly resources for developmental monitoring of young children
  • Hear from 2 Ambassadors working in Parent Centers in South Dakota & New Jersey
  • Take away strategies and ideas for how you can collaborate with the Act Early Ambassador in your state


Find your Act Early Ambassador, and connect with CDC’s many Act Early resources:

Download CDC’s Learn the Signs, Act Early Digital Toolkit
All in one page, here’s an info flyer with links to CDC’s Milestone Tracker; Milestones Checklist (available in English and Spanish); Info for Families; fact sheet Concerned about Your Child’s Development?; the importance of developmental monitoring and screening (in English and Spanish); Early Intervention by State; Videos, Social Media, and Web Buttons; and free posters.

View/download newsletters, articles, & resources from SPAN at:


Listen to the Webinar

The recording of the 37-minute webinar is on our YouTube channel, at:

We embed the webinar here, for easy viewing:


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