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For Immediate Release

State of Virginia Proclaims May as Early Intervention Month

Infants and Toddlers Benefit from Services at Easterseals UCP

Salem, VA, May 25, 2017

Media Contact:
Valerie Hughes

Printable Press Release

The Early Childhood Outreach team at Easterseals UCP Virginia joins Governor McAuliffe in celebrating Early Intervention Month 2017. In the Virginia Proclamation, Governor McAuliffe stated, “Whereas partnerships among state agencies, physicians, other private care providers, and families with children with disabilities help ensure that the continuation of early intervention services that enhance development and promote the health and well-being of Virginia’s children and families.”

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In Virginia, the Easterseals UCP Early Childhood team serves more than 700 infants and toddlers with developmental delays and/or disabilities every year through services including developmental assessments, developmental education, service coordination, inclusive playgroup and developmentally based music group called Busy Beats.

Valerie Hughes, Easterseals UCP Early Intervention Manager, stressed the importance of recognizing and addressing development early in a child’s life.  She said, “Early intervention providers collaborate with parents to help maximize the growth and development of children birth to age three with, or at risk of developmental delays. Together, we work to ensure each child has the best possible start.”

Get involved with Easterseals UCP Early Intervention program in Virginia.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com


Easterseals UCP is a non-profit organization serving the special needs communities in North Carolina and Virginia.  Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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