Early Stages Receives Donation from NonProfit Focused on Learning Disabilities 

December 27, 2010


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The Early Stages Center, the DCPS diagnostic center for children ages three to five years old, received a $2,500 donation from The Franklin Lyle Stroud M.D. Foundation for Learning Disabilities. 

This donation will be used to support the families and children served by Early Stages.

"I would like to thank the Stroud Foundation for their support of Early Stages,” said Dr. Nathaniel Beers, executive director of the Early Stages Center. “Their donation will help us in our mission to identify three- to five-year olds in the District with special needs and give them the strongest possible start to school."

The Stroud Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to raise funds in support of research in developmental disabilities, specifically ADD/ADHD. 

It was founded in memory of Dr. Frank Stroud, a prominent pediatrician in Northwest Washington who was listed by Washingtonian magazine as one of the area’s best doctors.

The Early Stages Center helps parents identify any 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. That is more than 400 students who might not have otherwise received 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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