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 - May 2019

As you finish the current academic year and look forward to future cohorts, 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.

 
 

AUCD Emerging Leaders Map 2019

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"Centering People with Disabilities/Disabled People"

"Centering" means that PWD/DP are at the core of our work. It requires actively listening to and respecting people with disabilities/disabled people and their needs and wants within our communities. The Map highlights diverse trainees and early career leaders across AUCD's network. Each person was selected for inclusion on the map based on their contributions to the network, how they have demonstrated leadership, and their values and commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect for others.

 
 

ITAC Bulletin Board - February 2019

As we begin a new calendar year, we realize the importance of delivering information and resources that may be timely to MCH training programs as you prepare for the current academic year and beyond. It is our hope that you find the resources contained in this newsletter useful in supporting the work of your faculty and trainees.

 
 
 

ASD/DD News

 

New Autism CARES Act of 2019: Mark Up

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act of 2019 (H.R.1058) will be a part of the Health Subcommittee markup on Thursday, July 11. This is a critical next step in the reauthorization process.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz - The Autism CARES

Ivanova Smith is here to talk to Liz about Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs, which are funded through the Autism CARES Act. The act is up for renewal by Congress and needs to be reauthorized by September 30, 2019, in order to continue to provide funding for programs like LEND.

 
 

Disparities in Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism in Latino and Non-Latino White Families

This study comparee barriers to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and current ASD-related service use among non-Latino white (NLW) families and Latino families with English proficiency (L-EP) or limited English proficiency (L-LEP).

 
 
 

LEND / DBP News

 

New MNLEND Fellows Complete "a Truly Transformative Year"

29 MNLEND Fellows (pictured) received their Certificate of Completion, recognizing the culmination of their year-long appointment with the Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MNLEND) Program at ICI. Each year the MNLEND, which is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects outstanding graduate/postgraduate students and community members to become Fellows.

 
 

Dedication, Hard Work, and Achievement: Honoring John B. Moeschler, MD, MS (NH ME LEND)

John B. Moeschler, MD, MS. is retiring from his role as Program Director for the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program after 27 years of service from 1992-2019. As a developmental behavioral pediatrician and geneticist in NH, he served thousands of children and families with, or at risk for, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and trained hundreds of interprofessional leaders in high quality, innovative clinical care. In recognition of his many accomplishments, John was awarded Pediatrician of the Year by the NH Pediatric Society in 2012.

 
 

Linking Nutrition and Disability (MN LEND)

What does food have to do with disability? Kalia Thor wanted to know. She is a Fellow in ICI's Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MNLEND) Program, but she is also a second-year Master of Public Health nutrition student at the University of Minnesota, a Maternal and Child Health nutrition trainee, and a nutrition educator for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. "During undergrad [in nutritional science], I always wondered why nutrition choices were so limited for certain individuals with disabilities and why they tended to be so 'picky' at mealtime," she says.