The Lifelong Effects of Early Adversity and Toxic Stress

Pediatrics – “The Lifelong Effects of Early Adversity and Toxic Stress”


“Advances in fields of inquiry as diverse as neuroscience, molecular biology, genomics, developmental psychology, epidemiology, sociology, and economics are catalyzing an important paradigm shift in our understanding of health and disease across the lifespan. This converging, multidisciplinary science of human development has profound implications for our ability to enhance the life prospects of children and to strengthen the social and economic fabric of society…. Pediatrics 2012;129:e232–e246”

Autism – Child Development Milestones

The below list of Child Development Milestones was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was used as part of the Chapter’s Concerned About Development Learning Collaborative (CADLC). For more information about the project, visit the CADLC page.



The handouts are available in both English and Spanish.