Every child develops at a different rate and in a different way. But some kids are born with disabilities and other special needs that are more serious and will affect how they grow and develop.
More than 10 percent of kids under 5 in California have a disability or special need that may impact their ability to play and learn. If you think your child might have a disability, health, or mental health condition, you should seek a doctor's help right away. Early intervention services are most effective if started before a child turns 3.