Free virtual developmental screening for African American, Black, and Caribbean biracial and multiracial babies ages 0-5

Nov 16, 2023 | Events, Partners & Providers

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is hosting a Virtual Developmental Screening on Friday, Nov. 17 for children ages 0 to 5.

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Center) is committed to improving health care and access to care for African American, Black, Caribbean, biracial and multiracial families, knowing that many barriers prevent families from receiving early diagnoses and treatments and these challenges are not the fault of the families. There are many systemic obstacles that contribute.

The science is clear that the first years of children’s lives set the foundation for their healthy development. Current statistics show that 35.7 percent of White families have access to early developmental screenings and only 27.2 percent of Black families do. The Center wants to help families achieve the goal of gaining access to health care and needed services for children.

If this screening may benefit your family in any way; for example, screening a sibling of a diagnosed child, the Center looks forward to seeing you. If you know a family or child who may benefit from this screening, please pass on the email for their consideration.

What: Free developmental screening
Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Via Zoom

The Center is open to supporting African American, Black, Caribbean, biracial and multiracial families during this Developmental Screening Clinic with children up to age 10 if families are struggling to get information to help their children. Families/guardians with children over five years old can email Nellie Valentine at if they need specialized assistance.

If you have any questions, contact Nellie Valentine at

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