Record Staff – As part of a tour across Quebec, Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant stopped in Sherbrooke Thursday to announce funding in the amount of $ 2,335,700 to develop screening resources and increase the intervention teams for young children with developmental delays, physical disabilities, intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder in the Estrie region. Early interventions aim to identify children’s difficulties as early as possible, assess their developmental profile and then direct them to the right service and provide the support they and their families need. “Our children are the next generation of our society and we need them to grow and evolve by developing their full potential,” Carmant stated. The Early Action program is based on the deployment, throughout Québec, of a computer platform to which the population will gradually have access in the coming months, and which includes screening questionnaires on the development of children from newborn to five years. See full story in the Friday, June 28 edition of The Record.