Are there early intervention programs for Canavan disease?
Infants with Canavan disease show symptoms within the early stages of life. The first few years of a child’s life are critically important to a child’s development. States have federally-funded early intervention programs that support families that have concerns or issues with their children’s development up to the age of three. Some states will continue to offer early intervention programs beyond the age of three. Other states will transition a child into school-based programs that can be provided at home. In some states, a child may be eligible for early intervention services at no charge. Other states may charge a fee, depending on the agencies involved.