Stories from the Field
Below are links to Act Early Network webinar resources and materials featuring lessons learned from the State Systems Grantees.
The following resources were developed through funding from the Learn the Signs. Act Early. State Systems Grants.
Alabama - University of Alabama Birmingham
California- University of California, Davis
Colorado - Autism Society of Colorado
Report of the Colorado Autism Commission for Senate Bill 08-163 [Executive Summary] - In 2008, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Autism Commission (SB08-163) in order to obtain additional information on people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the State. The Commission was tasked with identifying existing services and the gaps in these services as experienced by the Autism Spectrum Disorders community, and to determine appropriate actions to remedy these shortcomings through the preparation of a Ten-Year Strategic Plan for the State of Colorado.
Connecticut - AJ Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Georgia - Georgia State University
Idaho - University of Idaho
Indiana - Indiana University
Iowa - University of Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics
Translated LTSAE materials in Laotian, Bosnia, Vietnamese & Arabic:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders Fact Sheet
- Child Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Suspect a Child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
All available at:
Kentucky - University of Louisville
Maryland - Kennedy Krieger Institute
Massachusetts - UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
Considering Culture in Autism Screening - This document was designed to strengthen provider knowledge and confidence when working with families from diverse backgrounds, and to increase the likelihood that all children in Massachusetts, regardless of cultural or linguistic barriers, will gain access to high-quality, routine autism screening. It includes:
- Clinician Tips for Culturally & Linguistically Competent Autism Screening
- Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) screening tool in English and in four translations: Chinese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
- An assortment of CDC "Learn the Signs. Act Early." materials for use in your practice.
- Resource and referral information may be found on the "Referral Information at a Glance" sheet.
- More information is also available at:
Michigan - Wayne State University
Minnesota - University of Minnesota
Mississippi - The University of Southern Mississippi
Montana - University of Montana
Nevada - University of Nevada
New Hampshire - NH Dept. of Health and Human Services & University of New Hampshire
New Jersey- Rutgers University
New York - NY State Department of Health
North Carolina - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oklahoma - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oregon - Oregon Health & Science University
South Carolina - University of South Carolina
Tennessee - Tennessee Department of Health
Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center
Wyoming- University of Wyoming