Speaker: Talia Thompson, PhD
Recent advances in noninvasive prenatal testing have resulted in an increased number of infants with confirmed diagnoses of X & Y variations. Consequently, early childhood support systems must prepare for an influx of children with known risks for associated developmental delays and potential future school problems. In a recent national survey, parents of children with X & Y variations described early intervention (EI) services as desirable and effective yet also difficult to obtain due to a lack of provider knowledge and challenges navigating the intervention systems. This presentation will provide an introduction to EI services in the U.S., current data on how young children with X & Y variations are served through EI, and tips for how families can access EI services for their young children.