Act Early Northeast Regional Developmental Screening, Referral and Response Conference

May 14, 2015

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Northeast Regional ConferenceThe Act Early Ambassadors from the Northeast States have news to share on the Northeast Regional Developmental Screening, Referral and Response Conference scheduled on May 21 and May 22 in Hartford, CT. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to exchange national and state information on early identification, developmental screening, referral and response strategies and time for state teams to enhance state autism plans.

Conference planners are excited to confirm key note speakers Paul Dworkin. M.D. and Ellen Amore, MS. Dr. Dworkin is the Executive Vice President for Community Child Health, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Founding Director of the Help Me Grow National Center and professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine. Ellen Amore, MS is the manager of KIDSNET, Rhode Island's Integrated Child Health Information System that contains preventive health care information for Rhode Island children.

Each state invited up to fourteen stakeholders committed to early identification, developmental screening, and referral and response activities. Breakout sessions are woven in to the agenda to allow time for state teams to gather and identify two to four strategies and outcomes to enhance their state autism plan. Act Early Ambassadors Stacy Aguiar, RI, Jen Doris, NH, Elaine Gabovitch, MA, Ann Gionet, CT, Deepa Srinivasavaradan, NJ, and Janet Kilburn, VT are on the planning committee for the Act Early Northeast Regional Conference. Additional information about the conference including a draft agenda and resources can be found here.