2009 NIRS CAAI Evaluation Module Webinar

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
4:00 pm ET - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Teleconference

A module has been created in NIRS as one part of the evaluation of the CAAI initiative being conducted by Insight Policy Research, Inc for MCHB.

The data to be submitted through the NIRS module is due July 31, 2009.

Archived Training Materials

Materials from the July 1, 2009 roll out call are archived below.


NIRS Webinar

Audio File - available only through July 31

  • Via internet: click HERE, enter your name and email address, and click submit
  • Via telephone: dial 1-888-899-7904 and enter the following playback ID:  099-935-182# 


For questions on the content and intent of the evaluation module, please contact Insight Policy Research:

For questions or technical assistance in using NIRS or the module, please contact AUCD by phone at 301-588-8252, or email Maggie Nygren or Danielle Onunkwo.





About the Webinar

Insight Policy Research, Inc. is conducting an evaluation of the Combating Autism Act Initiative under an agreement with the Maternal Child Health Bureau.  The evaluation will use a number of data gathering strategies, one of which will be a brief quantitative collection through NIRS.  LEND and DBP programs with CAAI funding in 2008-2009 are being asked to submit data.  The deadline for submitting your CAAI evaluation data through NIRS will be July 31, 2009.

This webinar will describe and demonstrate the portion of the CAAI evaluation that will utilize a NIRS platform. 

Who Should Attend

Those LENDs and DBPs who are operating with Combating Autism Act funding this year.  Directors, Training Directors, Data Coordinators, or other faculty likely to be involved in the reporting of CAAI activities.


An audio file of the webinar will be archived for 30 days.  Information to access the archive will be posted on the AUCD and ITAC websites.


Reserve your Webinar seat now here.

Please note that to participate in this webinar, you will need access to BOTH a phone line and a computer with an internet connection.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Window 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh-based attendees
Required: Mac ® X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer