News

 

News is divided into three categories: ITAC News, ASD/DD News, and LEND/DBP News. Click the “View All” Links to see previous items. Please send Ben Kaufman any suggestions for additional news items.

 
 

ITAC News

 

ITAC Bulletin Board - February 2020

As you begin the current academic semester and welcome back your cohort of emerging leaders, we recognize the importance of delivering information and resources that may be timely to MCH training programs. It is our hope that you find the resources contained in this newsletter useful in supporting the work of your faculty, staff and trainees.

 
 

ITAC Bulletin Board - November 2019

As we approach the upcoming AUCD Annual Conference and near the end of the fall semester, we recognize the importance of delivering information and resources that may be timely to MCH training programs. It is our hope that you find the resources contained in this newsletter useful in supporting the work of your faculty, staff and trainees.

 
 

ITAC Bulletin Board - August 2019

As you begin the current academic year and look forward to a new cohort of emerging leaders, we recognize the importance of delivering information and resources that may be timely to MCH training programs. It is our hope that you find the resources contained in this newsletter useful in supporting the work of your faculty, staff and trainees.

 
 
 

ASD/DD News

 

New Autism Acceptance Month Webinar Series

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) is sponsoring a series of four webinars for Autism Acceptance Month. Topics will range from parent training to reducing disparities to treating mental health issues in people with ASD. We will also sponsor a special webinar aimed at the engagement of autism stakeholders in research and service initiatives.

 
 

Dr. Jeff Brosco Receives 2019 MCHB's Directors Award

Jeffrey Brosco, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Mailman Center for Child Development, was the recipient of the 2019 MCHB prestigious Director's Award from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

 
 

Now Archived! 2019 MCH Workforce Development Virtual Grantee Meeting

The meeting reviewed the MCH Leadership Competency 11: "Working with Communities and Systems." This included providing relevant definitions, knowledge areas, and presentations with examples of how programs are applying foundational/advanced skills to make an impact.

 
 
 

LEND / DBP News

 

New Autism Acceptance Month Webinar Series

AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) is sponsoring a series of four webinars for Autism Acceptance Month. Topics will range from parent training to reducing disparities to treating mental health issues in people with ASD. We will also sponsor a special webinar aimed at the engagement of autism stakeholders in research and service initiatives.

 
 

AUCD Applauds Congress' Passage of Autism CARES Act

AUCD applauds Congress' passage of the Autism Cares Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill to expand research and coordination, increase public awareness and surveillance, and expand interdisciplinary health professional training to identify and support individuals with autism and their families. Passage of the bill, which occurred by voice vote, has been championed by Senators Enzi (R-WY) and Menendez (R-NJ) and Representatives Smith (R-NJ) and Doyle (D-PA), which reauthorizes CARES programs at NIH, CDC, HRSA, and IACC over the next five years.

 
 

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers: Fifty Years of Scientific Accomplishments

Progress in addressing the origins of intellectual and developmental disabilities accelerated with the establishment 50 years ago of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health and associated Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers. Investigators at these Centers have made seminal contributions to understanding human brain and behavioral development and defining mechanisms and treatments of disorders of the developing brain.