Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande (MN UCEDD) Appointed MN Act Early Ambassador

May 3, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande of the Institute on Community Integration has been selected as Minnesota's 2016-18 Act Early Ambassador by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). This marks the start of her second two-year term as the Minnesota point-of-contact for the CDC's nationwide "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

"Over the past five years, Minnesota's Act Early team has partnered with state agencies, early childhood and parent organizations, and cultural organizations from diverse communities to share the message of "Learn the Signs. Act Early." with thousands of parents of young children," says Dr. Hall-Lande. "We greatly appreciate this additional support to further grow our efforts in our communities across the state."

On April 18 Dr. Hall-Lande took the message of "Learn the Signs. Act Early." to the "Mom Enough" Podcast, where she was interviewed on the topic of "Early Identification and Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Resources That Change a Child's Life" (listen at http://momenough.com/2016/04/autism-spectrum-disorder). Learn more about the LTSAE program in Minnesota.