Improving Systems to Support Early Identification of Developmental Delay

| 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

State, local, community and family voices, have long advocated for the importance, value, and benefit of early and equitable access to developmental screening and referral as a tool to ensure that all children can thrive, grow, and learn. Partners will share findings from a recently completed needs assessment and share local solutions that address barriers and opportunities across various early childhood systems and programs to improve the early identification of developmental delay.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize key findings from the Colorado Needs Assessment
  2. Reflect on the barriers and opportunities identified by the Colorado Early Childhood Screening and Referral Policy Council
  3. Assess how community partners including Denver Health and Metro Area Early Intervention Programs, are addressing inequities around early identification of developmental delay

Intended audience: Health Care and Community Partners that have a role in any of the four steps of early identification of developmental delay, including but not limited to: Parent Developmental Monitoring, Developmental/Autism Screening, Referral and Support Families to Accessing Developmental Services and Supports


  • Eileen Auer Bennett - Assuring Better Child Health & Development, Executive Director
  • Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor School of Medicine, Physical Therapy
  • Kuang Oo - Denver Health, Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant (RIM) Care Navigator
  • Betsy Ruckard - Denver Health, Refugee Services Coordinator, Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant (RIM) Navigation Program
  • Michele Ebendick - Tri County Health Department, Early Childhood Wellness Coordinator
  • Kristi Knuti Rodrigues, MD, MPH - Denver Health, Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant (RIM) Navigation Program, Physician Lead
  • Local Community Partners

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