CAAI Webinar: Results from a Study of the Combating Autism Act Initiative


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Monday, April 16, 2012- Monday, April 16, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: webinar

Results from a Study of the Combating Autism Act Initiative:
HRSA's Efforts to Improve ASD Service Delivery Through Research, Training, and State Implementation Grants

Speakers & Moderators

  • Claire Wilson, Insight Policy Research
  • Anne Peterson, Insight Policy Research
  • Brittany McGill, Insight Policy Research
  • Laura Kavanagh, MPP, Director, Division of MCH Workforce Development, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • Deidre Washington-Jones, MPH CHES, US Public Health Service, Senior Public Health Analyst/Program Director, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

About the Webinar

This webinar includes presentations on the results from a 3 year study to assess the progress and accomplishments of the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB) Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI). CAAI was initiated in 2008 with funds through the Combating Autism Act of 2006. The MCHB grant programs represented in this study include:

  1. Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training programs
  2. Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training programs
  3. Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) and Behavioral Health(AIR-B), Secondary Data Analysis, and Intervention Research R40 Programs
  4. State Implementation Programs (health systems grants)
  5. Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center (Association of University Centers on Disabilities- AUCD)
  6. State Public Health Autism Resource Center (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs- AMCHP)

About the CAAI Webinar Series

The CAAI webinar series, "Research to Practice," is designed to showcase successes of CAAI grantees, connect attendees to CAAI grantees, and highlight CAAI activities. The series runs from April through August 2012 and replaces the annual face-to-face CAAI conference. Webinars are targeted to CAAI grantees, but open to all.