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4/20/2016

New Dynamic Website Focuses on Total Child Health for Iowa's Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, their Families, and Providers

The Iowa Regional Autism Assistance Program (RAP) collaborated with Iowa's Systems Integration Grant to create a new robust website, IowaChildHealthConnections.org. This dynamic website focuses on total child health for Iowa's children and youth with a special health care need, their families, and the providers who care for them.

 
 

12/17/2015

Now Accepting Applications for CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." 2016-2018 Ambassador Program

AUCD, the CDC, and HRSA are excited to announce the RFA for the 2016-2018 cohort for the Act Early Ambassadors: State, Territorial, and Tribal Liaisons to CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program. Please see the Act Early Ambassador Program overview below and the request for applications (see attached .pdf document) for detailed information. Please feel free to share the RFA with your colleagues who may be interested and qualified.

 
 

12/15/2015

"Learn the Signs. Act Early." Ambassadors Expand the Reach of the Campaign

Since May 2015, the Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassadors distributed a total of 69,841 materials, and this is a 99.4 percent increase compared to the overall total of 39,984 materials distributed from June 2014 to November 2014. From December 2014 to April 30, 2015, approximately 12,868 target audience members have been reached. The Act Early Ambassadors reached 1,097 family service providers, 1,855 health care professionals, 4,272 early care and education providers, 5,571 parents of young children, and 25 media outlets. Learn the Signs. Act Early. materials are available in the following languages: Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, and Somali. Visit the Learn the Signs. Act Early. website to view and download these materials.

 
 

3/3/2014

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.

 
 

3/2/2011

ASD Video Glossary

Welcome to the ASD Video Glossary, an innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This glossary contains over a hundred video clips and is available to you free of charge. Whether you are a parent, family member, friend, physician, clinician, childcare provider, or educator, it can help you see the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children and spot the early red flags for ASD. All of the children featured in the ASD Video Glossary as having red flags for ASD are, in fact, diagnosed with ASD.

 
 

1/11/2011

Congressional Autism Caucus Releases Report on Federal Autism-Related Efforts

U.S. Representatives Mike Doyle (PA-14) and Chris Smith (NJ-4), released a report describing autism-related research and service activities carried out by the US Government over the last four years. This report, which was required by the Combating Autism Act (CAA) of 2006, describes action that the Federal Government has undertaken since enactment of the CAA, primarily in the fields of research and services. The report highlights the positive impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and noted the effectiveness of behavioral health treatments for children with autism.

 
 

1/6/2011

Medical journal: Study linking autism, vaccines is 'elaborate fraud'

This article is about the British Medical Journal's article which stated Dr. Andrew Wakefield's study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is an "elaborate fraud" and Dr. Andrew Wakefield's reaction to the BMJ's article.

 
 

12/14/2010

Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians

This toolkit was developed to support health care professionals in the identification and ongoing management of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the medical home. The toolkit is divided in to the following sections listed below. Please choose a section for specific information and tools that can be found in the toolkit.

 
 

5/10/2010

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Prevalence, and Services for Children and Families

The most recent issue of the Society for Research in Child Development's Social Policy Report provides a summary of selected recent studies on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis, prevalence, and intervention. The authors, Catherine Lord and Somer L. Bishop, include strategies for developing social policies to help improve the outcomes and independence of children and adults with ASDs.

 
 

3/23/2010

Autism Fact Sheet in Mandarin

translated by Taryn Liu

This new resource from the CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early campaign is a mandarin translation of an autism fact sheet.

 
 

6/16/2009

Developmental Screening and Assessment Instruments for Children Ages Birth to Five

This document from NECTAC provides comprehensive information about early childhood (birth through age five) developmental screening and assessment instruments, with a focus on social and emotional development. Almost 40 instruments are categorized by whether they address multiple domains of development or whether they focus on social emotional development.

 
 

5/29/2009

Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guidelines for Health Care Professionals in New Jersey

 
 

5/6/2009

Timing of Identification Among Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Findings From a Population-Based Surveillance Study

Authored by Paul T. Shattuck. Article available from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 
 

12/5/2008

Legislative Database for Autism Bills

 
 

9/22/2008

Iowa's 1st Five Initiative: Improving Early Childhood Developmental Services Through Public?Private Partnerships

 
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