The first few years of a child's life are critical. Easterseals Nevada recognizes this fact. We also recognize that families provide the best insight for their children.
Make the First Five Count®
Easter Seals created the Make the First Five Count program to raise awareness for kids at risk for developmental delays, autism and other disabilites. On MaketheFirstFive Count.org, you can find resources like the Ages and Stages Questionnaires®, a free, online screening tool for parents to track their child's developmental milestones.
Early intervention services help young children with disabilities achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development. Services may include occupational therapy to help an infant learn to hold her bottle, physical therapy to help her learn to roll over, or speech therapy to help her learn to eat. Most early intervention services take place in the home or, in the case of working parents, at child care facilities in the local community.
As our world embraces technology, individuals with disabilities are benefiting from advances in assistive technology. Easterseals Nevada is proud to be Nevada’s premier provider of Assistive Technology (AT) and understands that technology is an integral part for people with disabilities meeting their independence goals. Assistive technology includes equipment and services that allow individuals with disabilities to overcome barriers in the home, on the job, at school or just about anywhere.
Easterseals Nevada makes much needed respite care possible for the families of individuals with disabilities using a simple voucher-reimbursement system.
Please contact Easter Seals Nevada for more information about Children's Services.