Act Early Forum Webinar: Benchmarks for Monitoring Early Identification and Linkage to Services

Act Early Forum Webinar: Benchmarks for Monitoring Early Identification and Linkage to Services

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Thursday, May 9, 2013- Thursday, May 9, 2013
3:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will focus on benchmarks for monitoring early identification and linkage to services. Jane Squires, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Twombly, M.S., will discuss results from their recently completed Research Topic of Interest (RTOI), Benchmark Measures for Early Identification/Early Intervention Systems (BEST), a project aimed at developing state level benchmark indicators and recommended practices to support the timely identification, referral and entry into services for children eligible for Part C disability services.  Jane Charles, M.D., will discuss South Carolina's efforts to consider two positive autism screens for established risk eligibility. There will be time reserved for questions following the presentations. We hope you can join us!

Speakers
Jane Squires, Ph.D., Director, Center on Human Development; Professor, Early Intervention/Special Education, University of Oregon

Liz Twombly, M.S., Senior Research Assistant/Instructor, Early Intervention Program, University of Oregon

Jane Charles, MD, Developmental Pediatrician, Medical University of South Carolina

Moderator
Catherine Rice, Ph.D., CDC/National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

About the Act Early Forum
The Act Early Forum is a collaborative initiative based on CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early. program to promote sharing resources, information, and announcements related to improving early identification of young children with developmental delays.  The Act Early Forum includes an e-mail listserv and Act Early webinars.

Learn the Signs. Act Early. is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). For more information on Learn the Signs. Act Early., www.cdc.gov/ActEarly.

Please contact Tory Christensen at tchristensen@aucd.org with questions or to join the Act Early Forum e-mail listserv.

This Webinar is in part made possible with support from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.