October 15, 2004

In this Issue:

  1. National Accountability Conference Proceedings
      Source: NCSEAM - October 11, 2004
  2. Advancing Scientific Research in Education
      Source: news@nap.edu - October 12, 2004
  3. NIMH Grant to Explore Genetics of Autism
      Source: NIH News - October 12, 2004
  4. Child Care Bureau Announces New Grantees for 2004
      Source: Child Care Bureau - October 13, 2004

1. National Accountability Conference Proceedings

Source: NCSEAM - October 11, 2004

The Conference Proceedings for the 2004 National Accountability Conference on Special Education and Early Intervention, including the agenda, presentations, handouts and bottom line information for the APR sessions are now available online on the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM) Website. Go to http://www.monitoringcenter.lsuhsc.edu/AccountabilityConference.htm.

2. Advancing Scientific Research in Education

Source: news@nap.edu - October 12, 2004

The following new book from the National Academies Press is now available for online reading: Advancing Scientific Research in Education. Go to http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=030909321X

3. NIMH Grant to Explore Genetics of Autism

Source: NIH News - October 12, 2004

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced this week a 3-year, $3 million grant to Johns Hopkins University to study the genetic factors underlying autism. In an average year, 2 to 6 new cases of Autism, a neuropsychiatric disorder, arise per 1,000 children. While at least 80 percent of the disorder is due to hereditary factors, experts believe it develops from an interaction between environmental factors and multiple unknown genes. The Johns Hopkins research team, led by Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., proposes to use new genetic analysis technologies to dissect the complex neuropsychiatric traits of autism.

To read the full press release go to http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/oct2004/nimh-12a.htm

4. Child Care Bureau Announces New Grantees for 2004

Source: Child Care Bureau - October 13, 2004

FY 2004 Field Initiated Child Care Research Grant Projects
Information is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb/policy1/funding/fig04.htm [Note: Link checked on 2/22/2007 - this document is no longer available online].

FY 2004 Early Learning Opportunities Act Grants
Information is available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb/policy1/funding/eloaffy04.htm [Note: Link checked on 2/22/2007 - this document is no longer available online].

Child Care Research Scholar Grantees
Information is available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb/policy1/funding/scholar04.htm [Note: Link checked on 2/22/2007 - this document is no longer available online].