Early Stages Executive Director Discusses Importance of Early Intervention on National Radio 

February 11, 2011

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Dr. Nathaniel Beers, executive director of the Early Stages Center, was recently interviewed by a number of national radio stations at Health Action 2011, a national health care grassroots meeting held in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Beers discussed the work of Early Stages and DCPS in providing early identification and intervention services to families across the District. You can listen to his interview with Talk Radio News Service.

Early Stages is the DCPS diagnostic center for children ages three to five years old that helps parents identify any developmental delays that their children may have and recommends appropriate services to help address those delays.

Since their opening in October 2009, Early Stages has doubled the number of three- to five-year-olds found eligible to receive special education services to more than 400 children.

Historically, the District has under-identified young children who were eligible to receive special education services.

This increase in early identification brings the District closer to the national average and helps ensure that these students receive the support they need for the strongest possible start to school.

To learn more about Early Stages or to refer a child for a screening, visit their website or call (202) 698-8037.

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