NCBDDD teamed up with The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train and PBS
The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train teamed up with the NCBDDD’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” initiative aiming to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.
- The Jim Henson Company promoted parent-engaged developmental monitoring by featuring a customized Dinosaur Train “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” Milestones Brochure and information about “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” on their website. Please visit the webpage here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/more-dinosaur-train-fun/autism-awareness-month/
- PBS also featured “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” through their PBS Parents’ “Expert Tips and Advice” blog. NCBDDD’s Katie Green, MPH, CHES described the importance of developmental monitoring and screening and outlined some helpful tips for parents. Please view the blog here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/.
- The Jim Henson Company also awarded 10 local PBS station grants to support the screening and promotion of a special Dinosaur Train episode that introduced a character with autism spectrum disorder. These promotional events took place across the country and also featured messaging about the importance of developmental monitoring and promoted “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources.
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