Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
HRSA's Division of MCH Workforce Development is excited to share new resources related to this month's focus: Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.
New Resources Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder
The MCH Library at Georgetown University, with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, released a new knowledge path and set of resource briefs about autism spectrum disorder. Read more...
Boston Children's Hospital Autism Spectrum Center's Autism Friendly Hospital Initiative
Providers in the Autism Spectrum Center at Boston Children's Hospital have been working on several projects as part of a larger Autism Friendly Hospital initiative to improve care. Read more...
Minnesota LEND Trainees Participate in Important Autism Prevalence Project
The Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project was developed to answer the question, "Is there a higher prevalence of ASD in Somali children who live in Minneapolis versus non-Somali children?" The project looked at information on children who were between the ages... Read more...
LEND Workshop: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hearing Loss
On Sunday April 13, 2014, over 60 LEND faculty and students participated in an interactive workshop using active learning strategies and case-based discussions about issues and challenges surrounding hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) . During the workshop... Read more...
Project DOCC is a Major Component of the Nebraska LEND Program's Family-Centered Curriculum
The Nebraska LEND (NE-LEND) Program has been using Project DOCC (Delivery of Chronic Care) in their training program since 2003. Project DOCC is a national curriculum founded in 1994 by three mothers of children with disabilities utilizing parents as teachers. The program includes a structured... Read more..
Telemedicine Clinic for Early Detection of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Kennedy Krieger Institute launched a Telemedicine clinic in partnership with Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, MD which is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Dec 2013. The aim of the Clinic is to serve a rural and underserved population who... Read more...
Research on Head Circumference in Young Children with Autism
Dr. Pasquale Accardo and colleagues from VCU and Penn State have been investigating the head circumference in young children with autism and the impact of different head circumference charts... Read more...
Jack Roush, PhD Named the Director of CIDD NC LEND
The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) is pleased to announce that Jack Roush, PhD has been named the Director of the NC Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. LEND is... Read more...
LEND Directors Meeting: April 2014
The Spring 2014 LEND Directors meeting was held in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Disability Policy Seminar. Significant time was spent on discussing the following topics: training opportunities in transition... Read more...
LEND Trainees Attend Disability Policy Seminar
AUCD Trainees and disability advocates from across the country came together last week for the annual Disability Policy Seminar held in Washington, D.C. At the Disability Policy Seminar, attendees were armed with the information needed to help educate our Members of Congress and... Read more...
Update on the MCHB Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B)
The Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health consists of a group of senior researchers, junior faculty and trainees at seven different research centers who are focused on delivering behavioral interventions to under-resourced, under-served and ... Read more..
Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) Activities
The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) conducts research on evidence-based interventions to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The network also works... Read more...
Beta Blocker May Ease Social Problems in Autism
The beta blocker propranolol may help teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their social interaction and problem-solving skills, new research suggests. Read more...
Increasing Early Identification and Access to Services for Young Children with ASDs and other Developmental Disabilities - A Community Team Approach
In November, 2013, the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (Title V) was awarded a state implementation grant for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). The grant is through the Maternal Child Health Bureau. The goal of the... Read more...
State Grantees' Activities Around Autism Awareness
Read the activities current and former State grantees are doing for Autism Awareness Month. Click HERE.
Celebrating Autism Awareness: The State Public Health Autism Resource Center
AMCHP's mission is to support state maternal and child health programs by providing national leadership on issues affecting woman and children. In support of this mission, the State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) has several new... Read more...
The ARC Working to Empower People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
April is national Autism Awareness Month and The Arc and The Autism NOW National Autism Resource & Information Center are working to empower people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the information and resources they need to live their lives to the fullest potential. Read more...
Act Early Update
The CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and AUCD, with support from MCHB, are currently reviewing applications for a funding opportunity for Act Early Ambassadors to work with CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) program to improve early identification... Read more...
AUCD Celebrates April as Autism Awareness Month
On December 18, 2007, the UN General Assembly designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, which was first observed in 2008. This UN resolution is one of only three official disease-specific United Nations Days that brings... Read more...
New Transition Training Strategies Posted to ITAC Training Toolbox
5 new transition training strategies are now available in ITAC's Training Toolbox. The Toolbox is an easy way to browse and share innovative and time-tested training strategies on a variety of topics relevant to leadership and the Maternal and Child Health.
Senator Harkin Introduces Six By '15 Campaign
During an evening reception at the Disability Policy Seminar, Senator Harkin officially announced the start of the "6 By ‘15" campaign - an national effort to work on six national goals by the end of 2015, the year that marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with... Read more...