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Learn the Signs. Act Early
It's time to change how we view a child's growth. Learn the Signs. Act Early...more
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
The ACE Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted on the links between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. Progress in preventing and recovering from the nation's worst health and social problems is likely to benefit from the understanding that many of these problems arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences...more
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Kids' Quest
A teaching tool developed by CDC to teach elementary school teachers and students about disability issues.    ...more
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Developmental Screening
Many children with behavioral or developmental disabilities miss vital opportunities for early detection and intervention screening.   ...more
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Accessible health care for people with disabilities
CDC supports programs that make health settings available to people with disabilities.   ...more
National Information Centers for People with Disabilities
Learn about three disability information centers that focus on physical activity for people with disabilities as well as improving the health of people with limb loss and paralysis.   ...more
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