Developments is AUCD's newsletter for MCHB-funded LEND and DBP programs. Formerly known as LEND Links, Developments is published online three times per year: in the beginning of the school year (September), the beginning of the second school semester (January), and at the end of the school year (May).
Developments strives to feature news, events, resources, and success stories from LEND and DBP programs and trainees throughout the AUCD and CAAI Networks. It is an excellent resource for learning about the exciting work programs, faculty, staff, and trainees are doing and provides opportunities for information sharing and connecting.
To have an item considered for publication in Developments, submit your article and photo using our online form.
Missouri LEND Takes Training to the Cloud
TIPS for Kids (Missouri's LEND) is a partnership between UMKC's Institute for Human Development (IHD), Missouri's UCEDD, and the UMC's School of Medicine, Dept. of PM&R. The LEND is located in Columbia. The didactic classes specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders have been shared by UMC via video conference with professionals and family members who meet at the UCEDD. This year, the LEND decided to offer the presentations as videos in an online training for professionals, families, and graduate students across the state of Missouri.
The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) Research
The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) conducts research on evidence-based interventions to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The network also works to disseminate main findings to parent and professional communities. Network activities include developing evidence-based guidelines and tools; disseminating critical information on network research findings, guidelines developed, and tools to health professionals and the public; and developing and mentoring new investigators in the field of ASD and other developmental disabilities. The AIR-P has been highly productive in all of these areas.
WI MCH LEND Training Program Now Includes Milwaukee-Link
The "Milwaukee-Link" addition to the Madison-based Wisconsin LEND program provides opportunities for former MCHB-funded Pipeline undergraduate trainees and others who are in graduate school at UW-Milwaukee (UWM), to participate in the WI LEND program and receive leadership training to work with children with autism and other developmental disabilities, their families, and systems of care. A priority is placed on recruiting LEND trainees from under-represented groups who plan to live and practice in the city of Milwaukee.
Autism Speaks Early Access to Care Initiative
Autism Speaks Early Access to Care initiative seeks to reduce the average age of diagnosis and increase access to high-quality early intervention for all children on the autism spectrum.
- Developments, December 2014
The Autism NOW Answers Series
The Autism NOW Answers Series allows readers to ask experts a question.
VT LEND Announces New Videos
VT LEND Director, Dr. Contompasis and VT LEND Family Faculty, Ms. Fatuma Bulle collaborated with Vermont's Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs Program to create educational fact sheets for parents of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in Burlington's growing refugee resettlement community.
Environmental Scan: State Strategies and Initiatives to Improve Developmental and Autism Screening and Early Identification Systems
This report includes initial findings from an environmental scan of source documents in an effort to capture the range of developmental screening activities occurring within all U.S. states and territories. A companion fact sheet on state performance measures related to developmental screening and early identification is also available. [Funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Change in Autism Symptoms and Maladaptive Behaviors in Adolescence and Adulthood: The Role of Positive Family Processes
Change in Autism Symptoms and Maladaptive Behaviors in Adolescence and Adulthood: The Role of Positive Family Processes.
South Carolina Presumptive Eligibility Policy Dramatically Increases Access to Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Young Children at Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder
The South Carolina Act Early Team, and the South Carolina LEND Assistant Training Director and Leadership Team member has, through its diverse membership of state agency and community organizational leaders, led the way with a policy of presumptive eligibility.
- Developments, April 2014
- Developments, December 2013
- Developments, April 2013
- Developments, December 2012
- Developments, April 2012
- Developments, May 2011
- Developments, March 2011
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