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