President Obama signed the Autism CARES Act into law on August 8. AUCD's Director of Public Policy wrote this blog post about the law.
The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 or the Autism CARES Act (H.R. 4631; S. 2449) will reauthorize the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 for five years.
Late on July 31, the Senate passed the Autism CARES Act by unanimous consent. The bill now goes to the President for signature.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, this yearly event is the premier educational autism event in the area for educators, clinicians, families, researchers and healthcare professionals. The sessions & workshops feature high-caliber speakers and presentations by visionaries in the field.This year, the focus will be on advances made in research and services for autism spectrum disorders.
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Join 1,000 families and professionals for the latest evidence-based information necessary for supporting individuals with ASD. With a focus on practical strategies for learners of all ages, participants consistently provide positive feedback on their conference experience.
The Multicultural Council Presents: Supporting Former Refugee Families with Children with Disabilities in LEND ProgramsTuesday, August 26, 2014
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
This presentation will discuss recruitment of former refugees to the Vermont LEND. Specifics will be presented on cultural and linguistic competence professional development for faculty, staff, trainees, as well as mentorship. A Vermont LEND trainee and former refugee from Somalia will present her vision and work in the Medical Home wing as it relates to culturally responsive care coordination. Steps for advocacy and systems change will also be discussed.
3:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
CAAI grantees are cordially invited to present at and participate in our first CAAI Virtual Poster Symposium! A virtual poster symposium expands the concept of a poster presentation beyond the walls of a conference hall. This event will share a wide variety of successes CAAI grantees have experienced in the identification, assessment, diagnosis, and services to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families.
3:30pm ET - 4:30pm ET
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Connect with Autism: Learn and Earn CEUs, Network with over 1000 advocates, individuals with ASD, providers and professionals!
This is one of the largest autism conferences in the United States with over 1,000 attendees close to 100 exhibitors and 100 speakers. Earn CEUs and network with professionals, service providers, and individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. See conference schedule here and register today!
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3:00pmET - 4:00pmET
Location: New York, New York
This year, CAAI grantees have an opportunity to share their successes and discuss topics of mutual interest in a virtual environment. Activities will begin during Autism Awareness Month (April) and will end with an interactive poster symposium in late July.
Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
AUCD webinar - February 2014
Funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program supports 10 LEND programs to increase the didactic content and clinical experience of trainees in pediatric audiology. This webinar used a combination of information from the literature, retrospective chart review of children with a dual diagnosis and feedback from family and professional focus groups to assist the learner in understanding the unique needs of children who are deaf/hard of hearing with an autism spectrum disorder. Red Flags for atypical communication were presented as well as information about the needs related to communication, functional skills, and integrated care models.
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The 2014 LEND Pediatric Audiology Pre-EHDI Workshop
Join us for this interactive workshop designed to encourage active learning and case-based discussions. Participants will learn about issues and challenges surrounding hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder while learning about strategies currently used by LEND programs. At the workshop, participants will be placed in large and small group settings and will be encouraged to share personal examples while learning best practices used by other LEND programs.