July 6, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. Notices from the U.S. Department of Education
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - July 6, 2007
  2. Comment Requests from the U.S. Department of Education
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - July 3, 2007
  3. New Study Shows Half Of Children With Autism Can Be Accurately Diagnosed At Close To One Year Of Age
      Source: Kennedy Krieger Institute - July 2, 2007
  4. Methamphetamine and Child Maltreatment
      Source: Virginia Child Protection Newsletter - Retrieved July 3, 2007
  5. New! Fatherhood.gov Web Site
      Source: Children's Bureau Express - July 2007 (Vol. 8, No. 6)

1. Notices from the U.S. Department of Education

Source: U.S. Department of Education - July 6, 2007

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services recently posted the following notices in the Federal Register:

2. Comment Requests from the U.S. Department of Education

Source: U.S. Department of Education - July 3, 2007

3. New Study Shows Half Of Children With Autism Can Be Accurately Diagnosed At Close To One Year Of Age

Source: Kennedy Krieger Institute - July 2, 2007

According to the results of a recent study by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, close to half of children with autism can be diagnosed by about 14 months of age. Some early warning signs include: difficulty initiating communication with others; reduced variety of sounds, words and gestures used to communicate; atypical play patterns; failure to respond to the cues of others; and compromised ability to share experiences with others. To read the full article go to http://www.kennedykrieger.org/kki_news.jsp?pid=6521

4. Methamphetamine and Child Maltreatment

Source: Virginia Child Protection Newsletter - Retrieved July 3, 2007

The Spring 2007 edition of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter contains an article entitled Methamphetamine and Child Maltreatment, which summarizes challenges associated with protecting children whose parents are addicted to methamphetamines. Promising practices that practitioners can consider are highlighted. It is available online at http://psychweb.cisat.jmu.edu/graysojh/volume%2079.pdf

5. New! Fatherhood.gov Web Site

Source: Children's Bureau Express - July 2007 (Vol. 8, No. 6)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families recently announced the launch of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) Web site. The Web site offers a variety of resources for fathers, families, community partners, policymakers, and researchers on the topic of fatherhood and improving the lives of children and families. To learn more go to http://www.fatherhood.gov/