Your Child's Development

Developmental Milestones Ages 0-5

As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait. Children who have developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, do best with early identification and intervention.  

Fact Sheets: 

 If you would like to know more about developmental milestones, click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

Development in School-Age Children
If your child attends school already and you have concerns about his/her behavior, ability to cooperate with others, follow directions, make friends, or emotional development, please contact Mrs. Drinkwine at 468-4611.  It can be also helpful to discuss concerns with your pediatrician. Sometimes what we think of as "naughty" behavior or "poor parenting" might actually be the result of a health issue or a developmental concern.  

Students with Disabilities:
Section 504
Students might qualify for services under Section 504 if they have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as walking, seeing, concentrating, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning or working.

Parents with concerns should contact Mrs. Drinkwine to see if a 504 Plan should be created to outline services and accommodations for their child.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Centers for Disease Control have excellent fact sheets on ADHD in both English and Spanish.

Inside ADHD website:

Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Autism Speaks has a great website with information for families who have a child with autism.  On this site there is a very helpful toolkit to help track and plan for the first 100 days following a new diagnosis of autism.

100 Day Kit Sections

About Autism, Diagnosis, Causes and Symptoms
You, Your Family and Autism
How is Autism Treated?
Making It Happen
Autism and the Classroom
10 Things Your Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
A Week by Week Plan for the Next 100 Days
Useful Forms
Glossary and Resources