Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Child Development refers to how children become able to do more complex things as they grow older. Development is different from growth which refers to getting bigger in size.  Look here for information about understanding developmental milestones, where to turn if you have a concern, and early childhood programs.

If your child is diagnosed with a disability or chronic medical condition, life may feel like it has been turned upside down. Learning about your child’s diagnosis can help you gain some level of control over a situation that may feel overwhelming and confusing.

Also listed here are local, state, and national listings for condition specific organizations. Some of the organizations listed may be run by parents of children with special healthcare needs while others may be advocacy agencies. You may want to put your name on an email listserv or mailing list so that you can be kept up-to-date on upcoming events and conferences, receive the latest research, and get connected with other families.