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AMCHP Scan on State Developmental & ASD Screening Activities (plus Title V State Performance Measures fact sheet)

AMCHP recently released an environmental scan report and companion fact sheet that captures the wide range of developmental screening activities occurring across the country.


Training Volunteers to Help Children in Malawi

Amy Hewitt, MN UCEDD/LEND, travels to work with families and volunteers

Dr. Amy Hewitt from the Institute on Community Integration UCEDD and LEND at the University of Minnesota recently completed a visit to Africa where she participated in a collaborative training project with Mikala Mukongolwa of the Baulini Project and Dr. Jason Paltzer, Director of the Kingdom Workers Lutheran Health Alliance. The team made stops in Lusaka, Zambia, and Blantyre, Malawi, working with volunteers and families.

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AUCD 2014: Dont Miss Out on Early Bird Registration

Register by October 10th and be entered to win a free conference main registration fee! Two winners will be randomly drawn and notified on October 11th. Reserve your space today for the highly anticipated AUCD Conference.


2014 Trainee Travel Scholarships

Application Deadline: October 3

AUCD is pleased to announce the availability of 16 travel scholarships of up to $500 each AND 4 volunteer scholarships of up to $500 each to support AUCD Trainees in attending the 2014 AUCD Conference.


AUCD Conference Proposal Notifications

Everyone who submitted a proposal to present at AUCD 2014 Conference has been sent a notification. If you have not received yours, please contact Laura Martin (lmartin@aucd.org) immediately. Any modifications to the proposals are due 09/26.


Midwest LEND Consortiums Collaborative Quality Improvement Planning Project

Eighteen LEND faculty from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota met in Kansas City on July 16-17 for an "Effective Adult Learning" workshop, facilitated by Alexis Petri, EdD, the Director of Interdisciplinary Training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Human Development. The first day of the workshop focused on the characteristics of the adult learner, including adult learning theories, motivation, barriers to participation and the implications for teaching adults in college classroom and professional development settings.


Comprehensive Evaluation of the Child With Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delays

Global developmental delay and intellectual disability are relatively common pediatric conditions. This report describes the recommended clinical genetics diagnostic approach. The report is based on a review of published reports, most consisting of medium to large case series of diagnostic tests used, and the proportion of those that led to a diagnosis in such patients.