The Assuring Better Health and Development (ABCD) Model is a proven, universal approach to screening young children in primary health care settings. ABCD is an evidence-informed and nationally-recognized model that trains pediatric primary care physicians and their staff to perform routine developmental and autism-specific screenings connecting children with specialized therapies and other early intervention services. The goal is to recognize and deliver early intervention services as early as possible in the life of the child.
This program serves a variety of medical practices in Lenoir, Greene, Jones and Pitt Counties. Within the local communities served, families and providers are linked with community resources for early intervention.
If a parent/guardian has any concerns regarding their child’s physical, social, emotional or behavioral development, it is highly encouraged they direct those concerns to the child’s primary care physician on or before the next routine well-child visit.