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Building Connections with Hmong Families

Please check out our webinar Building Connections with Hmong Families This webinar presents culturally specific and relevant strategies for professionals working with Hmong families with young children. Cultural views of disability and child development are discussed.

By | September 27th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Building Connections with Hmong Families

CDC Releases ASD Prevalence Update

The national ADDM (Autism Developmental Disabilities Monitoring) network released new ASD prevalence rates.  Our MN-ADDM is new to the ADDM network, so MN numbers are not yet included, but will be for the next data release.  Some key findings taken from the ADDM data release (dated 3/30/2016) are as follows: --The estimated percentage of children [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

MN Act Early at UMAI Day

MN Act Early attended and shared MN Act Early materials at the University of MN Autism Initiative Day on Friday, April 8th at the MN Masonic Children's Hospital. Both MN Act Early and MN Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network presented a poster on their collaboration. The UMAI Day is a half day event [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

MN Act Early Delegates Meet on March 24, 2016

The MN Act Early Delegates and Liaisons gathered on Thursday, March 2016 to share ideas and activities on their Minnesota Act Early outreach.

By | March 31st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Striving for Health Equity

Check out the 2012 “Striving for Health Equity: Opportunities as Identified by Leaders in the Field” report which talks about health disparities, systems and policies.

By | April 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Free Online Autism Case Training

The CDC offers free online Autism Case Training courses in modules that can be taken together or separately. CME, MOC, CNE and CEU are available for free. The course covers ways to identify Autism Spectrum Disorder, the diagnostic process and care for patients with autism. If you are interested in this course, please click here.

By | April 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Stories from Adults

Children grow up to become adults! Thirteen leaders with developmental disabilities talk about the self-advocacy movement in an oral history collection released from Berkeley.

By | April 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Average Age of Autism Diagnosis

A 2010 study conducted by the University of Minnesota, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Minnesota Department of Health, showed that the average age of autism diagnosis is 5. Preschoolers with autism often miss out on early intervention services even though it can be diagnosed as early as 2 [...]

By | April 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

State Strategies and Initiatives to Improve Developmental and Autism Screening

  The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) announces the release of the SPHARC environmental scan report on "State Strategies and Initiatives to Improve Developmental and Autism Screening, and Early Identification Systems." A Companion Fact Sheet on current Title V State Performance and measures related to developmental screening and early identification is also available.  

By | April 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments