Health & Disability

April 21, 2008 • Volume 5, Number 2


Invitation to Participate on 2008 AUCD-NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement Research Topic of Interest (RTOI) Scientific Peer Reviewer Panel
AUCD is seeking individuals who would like to serve on the scientific peer reviewer panel for the 2008 RTOI applications in the following areas:

  • Epilepsy, Developmental Disabilities, and Epidemiology
  • Fragile X Syndrome

If you are interested, please contact Sue Lin, Project Director of AUCD-CDC Cooperative Agreement. More information is available on AUCD website.

Act Early Regional Summit

During February and March of 2008, AUCD hosted two Act Early Regional Summits in Region VI (states - NM, TX, OK, LA, AR) and Region VII (states - KS, MS, NE, IA) to bring together key state leaders from the early intervention and early childhood communities for the purpose of enhancing relationships and collaborations among these key stakeholders and providing a forum to share information and insights on the opportunities, challenges, and barriers for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities in the identification, assessment, diagnosis and intervention areas. UCEDDs and LENDs in the nine states coordinated and convened state teams from stakeholders in the healthcare, education, and social service sectors. The materials and products developed from the Summit are now archived on the AUCD website. Learn more about the Act Early Regional Summit Initiative.

[The Act Early Regional Summit Project was a 7-month initiative developed by AUCD under contract with Porter Novelli and with funding from the Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]