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11/14/2012

Brief Video on Using Autism Case Training (ACT) for Residency Training

A new instructional video produced by the University of Cincinnati UCEDD/LEND illustrates how to use the Autism Case Training (ACT) Modules created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in training pediatric and Family Medicine residents.

 
 
Laura Kavanagh, MPP

11/14/2012

December Updates from MCHB-HRSA

Welcome to this inaugural issue of Developments, the CAAI newsletter, and greetings from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)!

 
 

11/14/2012

Evaluation of a Parent Led Curriculum in Developmental Disabilities for Pediatric and Medicine/Pediatric Residents

Families of children with special health care needs want to partner with their physicians to provide family-centered care and a medical home for their children. A parent group independently developed a parent led curriculum to assist in the training of residents for this purpose. The objective of this study from the Boling Center LEND/UCEDD was to evaluate pediatric residents? satisfaction with and perceived relevance of this parent-led curriculum demonstrating the effects a disability has on the child and family.

 
 

11/14/2012

Improved Early Identification of Autism in Latino Children

Georgetown's project, "Improved Early Identification of Autism in Latino Children," funded by MCHB-HRSA, grew out of disquiet about disparities in access to developmental services in Washington among D.C. delegates to the Act Early Region III Summit in 2010.

 
 

11/14/2012

Native American Developmental Disabilities Needs Assessment

Written by the Sonoran UCEDD in conjunction with the Native American Technical Assistance Resource Center, this report provides information about the availability of services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families, the needs of DD tribal members and their families, and tribal members' familiarity and contact with the DD Network agencies.

 
 

11/14/2012

Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome

In the first year of this study, we propose to identify predictive factors for OSA in persons with Down syndrome. By doing so, we will provide the foundation for establishing an effective, reliable, and user-friendly tool to screen for OSA in individuals with Down syndrome without needing a polysomnogram.

 
 

11/14/2012

Supporting Families and their Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum

The Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers study (FITT, renamed from Home TEACCHing Program to emphasize the project's relationship with families) recently finished its first of three funded years and the team has many accomplishments to celebrate.

 
 

11/14/2012

Your Career Quest - A New Blog Launch Offering Career Advice With a Fresh Perspective for Job Seekers

YourCareerQuest is a departure from other employment related blogs populating the internet. Most offer bland or generic career advice and do little more than encourage readers to continue to do more of the same things during their job search efforts. Moreover, while most other career-related blogs emphasize increased reliance on technology to affect results, the overall theme of YourCareerQuest suggests that technology is a useful tool, but instead readers should develop and capitalize on their individual talents, that they are their own best and most reliable resource. Readers will find innovative suggestions for how to improve their abilities to present and represent themselves, with tried and tested advice that works.

 
 

11/13/2012

ACA Facts: Data Collection and Health Disparities

The ACA addresses health disparities for individuals with disabilities.

 
 

11/13/2012

To Have the Most Impact, Ask the Right Questions

Influence is one of the most important competencies of leaders in the twenty-first century. How well a leader can influence is crucial to that leader's effectiveness as well as his or her organization's success. Like all communication, we influence most effectively when we pay careful attention to how our influence is received. Read more about how paying attention to how your influence is received is important for several reasons.

 
 

11/12/2012

AUCD Legislative News In Brief

 
 

11/12/2012

CCD Factsheet on Supplemental Security Income

Preserving SSI Benefits for Adults and Children

In August 2012 the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report, ?Supplemental Social Security Income: Payments to Multi-recipient Households.? This factsheet provides an overview as to how the changes proposed in the SSA report may negatively impact the recipients of SSI who are able to reach or slightly exceed the incredibly low federal poverty guidelines through economies such as shared rent.

doc File CCD SS Fact Sheet - Preserve SSI for Adults and Children FINAL 10-31-12.doc [download]
 
 

11/12/2012

CCD Factsheet on the Need to Prevent Cuts to Social Security Benefits

Millions of people with disabilities and their families rely on the Social Security disability, retirement, and survivors programs to meet their basic needs. The CCD Social Security Task Force strongly supports taking steps sooner rather than later to achieve the long-term financial solvency of the Social Security system. The issue report outlines the key principles and policies that the taskforce strongly supports.

doc File CCD SS Fact Sheet - No Cuts to Social Security Benefits FINAL 10-31-12.doc [download]
 
 

11/12/2012

CCD Organizations Request FY2014 Administrative Funding for the SSA

Over 25 national disability rights organizations signed onto a letter to Jeffrey Zients, the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The letter requests adequate funding for SSA operations be included in the President's FY2014 budget to address critical service delivery issues; in particular, the task of supporting the yearly increase of disability claims.

pdf File FY 2014 OMB Letter 11-08-12 FINAL.pdf [download]
 
 

11/10/2012

AUCD 2012: Posting Presentation Materials Online

Share your presentation materials with those not able to attend AUCD 2012 by posting them to the Conference website.

 
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