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Posted on March 16th, 2012 by Kristen
All of us at Easter Seals are so jazzed that the April issue of Parents Magazine is hitting newsstands and subscribers’ hands this week! The April edition prominently showcases our Make the First Five Count initiative to its more than 8 million readers — young moms and dads across the country.
Make the First Five Count is our awareness and advocacy effort designed to give children with or at risk of autism, developmental delays or disabilities the right support they need to be school-ready and build a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Every year, more than one million young children with unidentified disabilities enter school with learning and health issues that put them far behind their peers and have a lasting, negative effect on their ability to meet their full potential. Many will never catch up. But we know young children with special needs, autism and developmental delays can succeed in school alongside their peers if they receive early intervention services — therapies that work to strengthen their physical, social, emotional and intellectual abilities at a very young age.
Through this feature, Parents is really helping us spread the word about the importance of early intervention. We want every parent to know more about their child’s development, where to go for help if something doesn’t feel right, and how to take action early.
It’s a message that rings true with Easter Seals’ family of corporate partners, too. We’re thrilled CVS Caremark and our other corporate partners made this 4-page spread in Parents possible. It highlights different ways these companies are working to raise awareness and funds for Easter Seals services for young children. Be sure to pick up the April issue on newsstands now to learn much more about Make the First Five Count.