New Diagnosis



Whether your child is one week or five years old, receiving a new diagnosis or news of a developmental delay is a lot to process and understand. When you’re ready, make time to explore the many resources and benefits that are available to you.

When can my child start early intervention services?

  • Early intervention can make a huge positive impact on kids’ lives and development. If your child is under age three and has been diagnosed with, or is at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities, it’s important to start services as soon as you can.
  • The state of California provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers free of charge through Early Start.



When can my child start early intervention services?

Who are the providers I need to see about my child’s diagnosis?

What public benefits are available to children with a new diagnosis?

How do I choose the right preschool for my child?

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