Nearly one in six Washington kids has a developmental delay, but only 30% of these children are identified before starting kindergarten, when early intervention is most effective. Children with untreated delays are more likely to experience low academic attainment, low lifetime earnings and poor health.
Because of the lifelong impact of untreated delays on families and communities, WithinReach is committed to supporting optimal child development as we strive to ensure the health of all Washington families. Through our WithinReach Family Health Hotline and Help Me Grow Washington program, we provide free developmental screening, connections to early learning and family support and referrals to early intervention for developmental delays.
If you would like a free developmental screening for your child or have concerns about your child’s development, call our Family Health Hotline (800) 322-2588 or visit ParentHelp123.org.