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Early Start Evaluation Station 
The Early Start Evaluation Station of Stanislaus County exists to provide a centralized point of referral for children under three years of age, who are experiencing developmental difficulties or risks

Valley Mountain Regional Center
Free diagnosis and assessment services are available to any person suspected of having a developmental disability, such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism.  Early intervention services are offered to infants and toddlers (under age three) who are believed to be at high risk of developmental delay.

"Erikson's Eight Stages of Man: A Parenting Guide"