AUCD'S UCEDD Resource Center Announces Awardee for Training Initiative Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome for the National Network of UCEDDs

December 7, 2018

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) sought a lead UCEDD to build the capacity of the national network of UCEDDs to address the impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) through collaborative implementation of best and promising practices across federally-funded networks to support child, caregiver, and family outcomes in the local communities. Federally-funded networks include those funded by AIDD, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Purpose of Training Initiative: Identify and train practitioners in current and emerging knowledge and evidence-based and promising practices in screening, monitoring and care for children diagnosed with NAS, or suspected of being impacted by opioid use disorder and related trauma exposure.

Awardee: Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, partnering with Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Period of PerformanceNovember 15, 2018 through September 30, 2019

Activities: Develop and test curriculum and interdisciplinary training model; provide recommendations for future funding to AIDD, CDC, MCHB, SAMHSA.

For more information, please contact Sandy Root-Elledge, Executive Director, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.

This project is funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through technical assistance contract #HHSP233201600066C. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services, or the US Government.