2019-2021 Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassador Cohort Selected

March 8, 2019

CDC's Act Early Initiative promotes collaboration among early childhood programs in states and territories so children with autism or other developmental delays and disabilities can be identified early and referred to appropriate services and supports. The Act Early Ambassador Program is a collaborative effort of CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and AUCD.

The 2019-2021 Act Early Ambassador cohort has been recently selected and will begin their term at the annual Act Early Ambassador Training at CDC Headquarters in Atlanta on April 30th and May 1st, 2019. These Ambassadors will join Act Early Ambassadors representing the 12 states currently in the middle of their 2018-2021 term in their role as liaisons to the Act Early Initiative.

Act Early Ambassadors expand the reach of the Learn the Signs. Act Early. program and support their respective state's work toward improving early identification. They serve as their state's point of contact and promote the adoption and integration of Learn the Signs. Act Early. resources into systems that serve young children and their families.