When Jessica’s three-year-old son Connor stopped talking following a surgery, her pediatrician and relatives told her not to worry. But staff at the Delta First 5 Center took her concerns seriously, and offered a developmental screening. The results showed Connor was significantly delayed in his social skills, and staff immediately referred him for a more extensive developmental assessment. Soon after, Connor was diagnosed with autism.
Connor was enrolled in a specialized preschool program right away, and was talking again after four weeks. Three years later, he graduated from kindergarten. “My son would not have been diagnosed as early if not for First 5,” Jessica says, “I love First 5; they are the second set of eyes for your kids.”