Opportunity Enterprises Offers Free Developmental Screenings to Area Families

By: Opportunity Enterprises Last Updated: October 12, 2009

The Opportunity Enterprises early intervention program, All About Kids (AAK), will be offering free developmental screenings on Friday, October 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. at their office located at 3101 Evans Ave. in Valparaiso. The free screenings are for children from birth to three years of age.

“A child's learning and development occur most rapidly from birth to 3 years of age,” explained Tammy Gasienica, All About Kids Manager. “The earlier a child who has been experiencing a delay in their development gets services, the better the chances of bringing that child within a normal range of development.”

Children who have a disability, a diagnosed developmental delay, or who are biologically at risk might be eligible for All About Kids Early Intervention services.

“Screenings can identify children who have missed developmental milestones like crawling, walking, talking, and interacting socially within an appropriate monthly age range from birth to three years of age,” AAK Director Sally Gaff said. 

AAK therapists provide developmental therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and family training.  If further evaluation is needed, families will be referred to Northwest Indiana First Steps.

Screenings are made possible through the generosity of Riley Children’s Foundation.

To schedule an appointment, please call 219-462-0786.

About Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.
Opportunity Enterprises is a not-for-profit organization that creates sustainable life choices for individuals with challenges and disabilities. Since 1967, OE has provided quality employment, enrichment, and residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities. More than 1,000 children and adults throughout Northwest Indiana receive services on an annual basis. To learn more, visit www.oppent.org.