SPHARC is a comprehensive web-based resource center intended to provide ongoing technical assistance and facilitate cross-state learning to increase the capacity of states, particularly Title V programs, in developing and implementing systems of care for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD) through resource development, technical assistance and peer learning. SPHARC is designed to establish an ongoing peer-to-peer network, and exchange of resources and information.
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2014-2016 Act Early Ambassador Applications Available Deadline: April 1, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau , announce a funding opportunity for Act Early Ambassadors to work with CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” (LTSAE) program to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism.
Act Early Ambassadors work with a network of state leaders, the national LTSAE program, AUCD, and Act Early state teams to support national, state, and local activities. Ambassadors work with programs that serve young children and their parents, such as Head Start and Early Head Start, WIC, home visiting, IDEA Part C/Child Find and others, as well as health care and child care professionals to improve early identification of developmental delay and disability and collaborate with state agencies and campaign partners to improve policy and programs related to early identification. For more information, download the full announcement and application (Word Document).
Thank you for coming - 2014 AMCHP Conference!
Thank you for joining us at the 2014 AMCHP Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Presentations from the autism workshop sessions are now posted on the SPHARC website on the AMCHP Annual Conference Resource page. For more information about the conference, please visit the AMCHP conference main site.
Welcome New Grantees!
We would like to welcome continuing grantees to a new project year and extend a welcome to new State Autism Planning and Implementation Grantees:
- Arkansas – University of Arkansas System
- Massachusetts - University of Massachusetts
- New Hampshire - NH Department of Health and Human Services
- Texas – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Maryland – Parent’s Place of Maryland
- North Carolina – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Oregon – Oregon Health & Science University
- Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University
Associate Director for Child & Adolescent Health
x112, (202) 266-3053
Senior Program Manager, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
x.122 (202) 266-3056
Program Associate, Child & Adolescent Health
x.131 (202) 266-1474