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Act Early Northeast Regional Developmental Screening, Referral and Response Conference

The Act Early Ambassadors from the Northeast States have news to share on the Northeast Regional Developmental Screening, Referral and Response Conference scheduled on May 21 and May 22 in Hartford, CT. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to exchange national and state information on early identification, developmental screening, referral and response strategies and time for state teams to enhance state autism plans. Each state invited up to fourteen stakeholders committed to early identification, developmental screening, and referral and response activities. Breakout sessions are woven in to the agenda to allow time for state teams to gather and identify two to four strategies and outcomes to enhance their state autism plan.



University of Iowa Ramps Up Accessibility Efforts - Brings People with Disabilities into the Loop (IA UCEDD)

The University of Iowa (UI) continues to make strides in becoming a model campus for accessibility and universal design. In the past year alone, dozens of improvements, including remodeling projects, stair removal, installation of hearing loops, and development of a wayfinding app to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired, have been completed. Leading the way in this effort is Brian Manternach, UI Facilities Management Accessibility Coordinator. Manternach credits his association with the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), Iowa's UCEDD, for heightening his consciousness concerning the needs of individuals with disabilities and for assistance with moving accessibility initiatives forward.



Philip Smith, PhD (NJ UCEDD) Honored as Educator of the Year

Community Access Unlimited honored Philip Smith, PhD, as Educator of the Year at its annual Awards Night Celebration on April 8, 2015. The award recognized Dr. Smith�s hard work and dedication in providing training that helps ensure the staff of Community Access Unlimited can reach their full potential when supporting individuals with disabilities.