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Curriculum Resources:

Follow the links below to view resources from the MA Act Early website

Boston Medical Center Family Preparedness Plan:

"Document where parents and caregivers can list important information about themselves, their families and their children in case they have to be absent, like in the event of detention or deportation."

Family Preparedness Plan

Grand Round Presentation:

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PowerPoint Presentation Slides: “Inshallah/Ojalá: God Willing” Perception of Autism in Immigrant Families: Implications for Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

MA Act Early YouTube Series:

This series addresses skills-based training curriculum, Considering Culture in Autism Screening, an interactive, case-based training about culturally competent screening, evaluation, and referral to intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental disorders (DD). The training materials focus primarily on the screening and identification needs of families of young children with ASD/DD from immigrant backgrounds. 


1,2 3, Grow!

“1, 2, 3, Grow!” provides equal access to information about healthy development in young children as well as what to do and where to go when concerned. The members of the Massachusetts Act Early program (part of the CDC Act Early Campaign) and UMass Chan Medical School-Eunice Kennedy Shriver LEND Program launched 8 “1, 2, 3, Grow!” cable TV shows about early childhood development in multiple languages and cultures on YouTube and cable stations across Massachusetts.

  1. To view the shows online, all 8 shows are available on the 1, 2, 3, Grow! YouTube Channel.

  2. All “1, 2, 3, Grow!” products are available at

Each “1, 2, 3, Grow!” show includes a local pediatrician and program host who speak the language of their cultural audience: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Haitian Creole, Arabic, and Vietnamese, as well as a show that focuses on African-American needs. The shows present CDC Milestones in Action video examples of healthy development and signs of concerns, as well as original interviews with parents of children with developmental disorders from diverse cultures. At the end of each show, viewers will receive contact information to the local resource Family TIES of Massachusetts where a family specialist can help them obtain translated materials and referral information to local providers if needed.

The three new “1, 2, 3, Grow! Animated Caregiver Stories” use audio from parent interviews and animate the stories for educational use in classroom or office settings. The short videos address the topics of cultural stigma and folk remedies, religious concerns, and the role of fathers as they relate to having a child with a disability.