The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs.
These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change.
AUCD’s Partnership with the Help Me Grow National Center: Using a Coordinated Data System to Support Families Navigate the Four Steps of Early Identification of young children with developmental delays or disabilities
This project will support families in the navigating the early identification system using a coordinated data system. As part of the project HMG National and AUCD will develop, implement, and evaluate activities to support state and territories to improve the collection, management, interpretation, and dissemination of data to guide state and territories decision-making related to the four steps of early identification of young children with developmental delays or disabilities. The steps of early identification include (1) parent-engaged developmental monitoring, (2) developmental and autism screening, (3) referral for services, and (4) receipt of early intervention.
This effort is supported with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cooperative agreement 6 NU38OT000280-02-02). The HMG National Center will lead a series of project deliverables as a contractor of this project.
Learn more about this project and how to participate here.