Understanding Developmental Disabilities

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This Badge is awarded to our Doulas that complete the Understanding Developmental Disabilities course.

Recent estimates in the United States show that about one in six, or about 17%, of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more developmental disabilities. Many of these are diagnosed during pregnancy or shortly after birth, an event that leaves mothers and fathers overwhelmed with powerful emotions and doubt about their ability to care for their child properly.

This course is designed to equip the Doula serving parents that have learned that their baby may be born with a developmental disability.