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On May 21-22, AMCHP staff Maria Murillo and Kate Taft participated in the Northeast Regional Screening, Referral and Response Conference in Hartford, CT. The overall goal of the conference was to exchange national and state information on developmental screening, referral and response to referral and to use knowledge to enhance state autism plans. This event was organized by the Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassadors in each participating state (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, RI and VT). AMCHP staff helped facilitate meeting logistics and state action planning, and Kate Taft presented on data from an environmental scan on developmental and autism screening, as well as upcoming resources for the new Title V national performance measure related to developmental screening. This meeting was supported by AMCHP, the Connecticut Department of Public Health the Rhode Island Department of Health, and Association of University Centers on Disabilities, in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information about the meeting can be found here.