Monday, October 24, 2011

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

What:   In an effort to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disabilities, UDOH will announce the launch of a new campaign that will give parents tools to help them track milestones in the fight to recognize and address early childhood delays.
Why:     One in every nine children in Utah has a special health care need, chronic health condition, or disability. Research has shown that the earlier these problems are identified, the better the chance children will get help and reach their full potential.                
When:  Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Where:  University of Utah Health Care’s Westridge Health Center
              3730 West 4700 South
  West Valley City, UT

Interview Opps:
Al Romeo, R.N., PhD., Children with Special Health Care Needs Bureau
Paul Carbone, M.D., University of Utah Health Care, developmental pediatrician
Mary Shapiro, M.D., University of Utah Health Care, pediatrician
Emily Smith, Parent Partner at Westridge Health Center
Media Contact:
Al Romeo
Program Coordinator