RESOURCES FOR CONCERNED FAMILIES (AGES 0-4)
There are many pathways to approaching concerns in young children. The most important thing to remember is that you're not alone. Don't be afraid to reach out and talk to your child's doctor, teacher, or get support from other families who have similar concerns.
Have general questions about your child’s development, talking, ability to understand you, or behavior?
Get answers from Alameda County Help Me Grow or by phone at 1-888-510-1211.
Their coordinators speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish, and they offer interpretation for other languages.
CONNECT WITH OTHER PARENTS
Every staff member at Family Resource Navigators is also a parent or guardian of a child with developmental delays, disabilities or special health care needs.
They offer support groups, guidance about services, help with paperwork playgroups and more.
You can call their warmline and get support in 12 different languages.
“Services to young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays have been shown to positively impact outcomes across developmental domains, including health, language and communication, cognitive development, and social/emotional development.
Families benefit from early intervention by being able to better meet their children’s special needs from an early age and throughout their lives”
– The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center