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3/30/2015

First Connections: Training and Technical Assistance to Support Community Agencies in Underserved Communities to Conduct Developmental Screening and Linkage for Young Children (CA UCEDD/LEND)

The University of Southern California UCEDD was awarded a Training and Technical Assistance 3 year grant, funded by First 5 Los Angeles, to work with six community based agencies to develop replicable and sustainable models for standardizing screening for autism and other developmental disabilities for young children in underserved communities, linking families with early intervention services, and educating parents about developmental milestones and the early intervention service system. The six community based agencies include three Federally Qualified Health Centers serving children with Medicaid, one Family Resource Center, and two social service agencies for young children.

 
 
 

Upcoming Events

Act Early Forum Webinar: Text4Baby Mobile Information Service and Act Early Collaboration Opportunities

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

The Act Early Forum Webinar: Text4Baby Mobile Information Service and Act Early Collaboration Opportunities is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at 2pm-3pmET.

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Act Early Network Virtual Networking Event  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 23, 2015
3:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Location: Virtual Event using Adobe Connect

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with the Act Early Network and attend the Act Early Network Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, April 23 at 3pm-4pm ET to gain knowledge on effective program methods and strategies that improve early identification.

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Past Events

AIR-P/ATN AARC Webinar Series: Topic Transition

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Monday, March 23, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m ET
Location: Webinar

March's AARC Webinar will feature Julie Lounds Taylor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Special Education at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator, discussing transition. CME credit is available for all AARC Webinars.

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AIR-P/ATN AARC Webinar Series: Topic - RFA6 UPDATES

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m ET
Location: Webinar

February's AARC Webinar will feature three Network researchers currently conducting secondary data analyses utilizing existing AS ATN Registry data as part of AIR-P Network RFA ATN-AIR-14-06 activities. Each individual will present an update on their research activities including proposed analyses and early findings."Effectiveness of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Nalin Payakachat, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ; "Communication Deficits and the Motor System in ASD: Dissecting Patters on Association and Dissociation Between Them" by Maria Mody, PhD, MGHfC Lurie Center for Autism ; "Relationship Between Subtypes of Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors and Sleep Disturbance in Autism Spectrum Disorder" by Rachel Hundley, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center CME credit is available.

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HANDS in Autism Model in Practice: 3-Day Early Childhood Programming Workshop

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Thursday, February 26, 2015
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Join the HANDS in Autism' Team for an intensive training that focuses on providing hands-on experience and coaching in a simulated classroom/work environment. Individuals on the spectrum participate, facilitating a rich learning environment for all.

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Now Archived: Act Early Forum Webinar: State Systems Grantees Program Implementation and Lessons Learned

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
3:00pmET - 4:00pmET
Location: Webinar

The first quarter of 2015 Act Early Webinar welcomes the Act Early State Systems Grantees to present their 2014 project implementation activities and lessons learned. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 19 at 3pm-4pmET.

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Now Archived: CMS Guidance and Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Webinar

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released a guidance document related to services for those on the autism spectrum. Now it is left to individual states to grapple with what that means for each state. This webinar will feature presenters from AUCD, Easter Seals. NHeLP, and the Autism Society, and provide perspective on how one state (Connecticut) has responded to the guidance. Our goal is to provide some direction and ideas for those states still grappling with the implementation of the guidance

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Resources

 
 

ITAC

The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) provides technical assistance to LENDs and DBPs to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The ITAC website contains news, resources, and information tailored for LENDs and DPBs as well as the medical and public health communities and families of children with ASD/DD. ITAC and its projects were designed in collaboration with federal staff, program directors, and families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

www.aucd.org/itac.