Publication by Dr. Ganz is Featured in the Journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication (TX UCEDD)

Dr. Ganz has a publication that is currently the featured article for the journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the journal and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Awareness Month.



Secret Agent Society: Research Study Complete and Additional Training Planned (CHLA USC UCEDD)

A clinical research team conducting a pilot study of the Secret Agent Society at the USC-UCEDD at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has completed their pilot study and has made plans to train additional clinical staff to expand capacity to provide this clinical service to children and families in Southern California. The Secret Agent Society (SAS) is a 9-week social skills group for children with High Functioning Autism from the ages of 8 to 12 years developed by Renae Beaumont Ph.D. of the University of Queensland.



Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC) Investigator appointed to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the appointments of new and returning members to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), reauthorized under the Autism CARES Act. Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Special Education and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, LEND, IDDRC) investigator, has been appointed as a new IACC member.


Past Events

2015 AUCD Conference

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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Past, Present, and Future of Early Intervention: A View through the Autism Spectrum Disorder Lens  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

For this webinar we are asking you to view this talk given by Dr. Sally Rogers from the MIND Institute at the Colorado UCEDD/LEND 50th Anniversary symposium. During the webinar Dr. Rogers will answer questions you may have and then she would like to discuss key points of the talk. We think this model will result in a more dynamic webinar. We will look forward to your feedback.

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The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) provides technical assistance to LENDs and DBPs to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The ITAC website contains news, resources, and information tailored for LENDs and DPBs as well as the medical and public health communities and families of children with ASD/DD. ITAC and its projects were designed in collaboration with federal staff, program directors, and families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.