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Act Early Northeast Regional Developmental Screening, Referral and Response Conference

The Act Early Ambassadors from the Northeast States have news to share on the Northeast Regional Developmental Screening, Referral and Response Conference scheduled on May 21 and May 22 in Hartford, CT. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to exchange national and state information on early identification, developmental screening, referral and response strategies and time for state teams to enhance state autism plans. Each state invited up to fourteen stakeholders committed to early identification, developmental screening, and referral and response activities. Breakout sessions are woven in to the agenda to allow time for state teams to gather and identify two to four strategies and outcomes to enhance their state autism plan.



Philip Smith, PhD (NJ UCEDD) Honored as Educator of the Year

Community Access Unlimited honored Philip Smith, PhD, as Educator of the Year at its annual Awards Night Celebration on April 8, 2015. The award recognized Dr. Smith�s hard work and dedication in providing training that helps ensure the staff of Community Access Unlimited can reach their full potential when supporting individuals with disabilities.



Stories from Young Adults with Disabilities about Spirituality and Their Transition to Independence (OR UCEDD)

The Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon (IDNO) sponsored its second annual conference on spirituality and disability, Beyond the Ramp: Treat Me as a Member, Not a Mission. Held in a Portland-based university setting, approximately 60 people including members of the clergy, lay leaders, people with disabilities and their families attended this event.