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07 Jan 2016

Lansing State Journal Article Published 2:03 pm. EST January 7th, 2016

When 2 1/2 year-old Nicholas became Christine and Allen Lopez's foster child in April 2011, he wasn't able to speak beyond stringing together a few unintelligble syllables. (Read the full article on lansingstatejournal.com here)

07 Jan 2016

Lansing State Journal Article Published 3:15 p.m. EST January 7, 2016

Children grow and develop at different rates, but most will reach several milestones between the ages of 3 and 5.  If you're concerned about your child's rate of development, you can get free help through the Michigan Department of Education's Build Up program.  (Read the full article on Lansingstatejournal.com here)

05 Jan 2016

Detroit Free Press Article Published 10 a.m. EST January 5, 2016

Jennica and Aubin Wahl enjoy some family time at their home in Ferndale. Aubin, who didn’t speak until he began receiving special education and speech therapy services through Build Up Michigan at age 3, is now a thriving first-grader in the Royal Oak school district. (Photo: Luke Pline)

For most parents, hearing their 3-year-old say the word "ball" is a common occurrence.

For Jennica Wahl of Ferndale, it was nothing less than an "awesome" experience.

29 Dec 2015

Detroit Free Press Article Published 10:23 a.m. EST December 29, 2015

Dr. Bridge McArdle offers simple, reassuring advice to parents who are worried that their young child might have developmental delays: "Let's talk." McArdle, a pediatrician at Henry Ford Medical Center - Sterling Heights, said she wants parents to know that it's OK to raise concerns with their doctor about a child's physical or mental development.

12 Feb 2015

Part of our role and responsibility is to provide awareness about services that are available for eligible 3 through 5 year olds.  Most parent's aren't aware that services are available for children ages 3, 4, and 5 through their local school district, because they're not yet school age. In Michigan, special education supports and services are provided for preschool-aged children with a developmental delay or a disability.  

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