Early Detection of Developmental Delays and Disabilities
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) in collaboration with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is leading a training initiative for the purpose of educating parents on the early signs of developmental disabilities, delays and chronic health conditions in children 0-5 yrs. In this workshop, you will improve your knowledge and awareness of developmental delays to better identify signs of concern and how to connect to appropriate screenings and interventions. A review of the most common developmental disabilities and a developmental milestones tracker for caregivers will be included in the presentation.
Sponsored by: The Georgia Department of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health
Presenter: Rita Young on behalf of the Georgia Department of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health
Rita Young is a private consultant, who specializes in training, project management, and stakeholder engagement. Her professional goal is to support the private and public sector with the latest information, programming and products to create efficiencies and foster innovation in serving and supporting individuals with disabilities.
As an experienced coach and facilitator, Rita formerly directed Partners in Policymaking, a well recognized leadership program for families and individuals with disabilities. She developed Conversations That Matter, statewide town hall meetings on disability issues that reached over 2,500 Georgians. Rita also directed a justice-training program that brought awareness annually to 2,000-law enforcement, judges and attorneys on the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. As a public policy director, she worked with the Georgia General Assembly to advocates for funding for home and community based services, family support and post-secondary funding for students with intellectual disability.
Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples is a 501(c) non-profit organization.