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What kinds of services and supports are available for premature babies?

Premature babies often need services that help with development and learning, including:
  • Early intervention services. These are programs for children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays. These programs are usually free and provided by each state. They help children learn physical, thinking, communicating, social and self-help skills that normally develop before age 3.
  • Special education services. These are for children with disabilities ages 3 through 21. These services are provided by your school district.
Learn more at: marchofdimes.org

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