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 Act Early State Systems Resources

​​Stories from the Field

​​Below are links to Act Early Network webinar resources and materials featuring lessons learned from the State Systems Grantees.

​Grantee Resources​

​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

  • Parents as Detailers for Learn the Signs. Act Early. - a model to raise awareness and address the barriers to developmental screening by training parents of children with disabilities to conduct brief educational “detailing” sessions in primary care settings.

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 Mexico

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