April 16, 2009

In this Issue:

  1. Grant Notice - State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) Program
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - April 14, 2009
  2. MCH Library Releases New Edition of Knowledge Path About Autism Spectrum Disorders
      Source: Maternal and Child Health Library - April 10, 2009
  3. New Technical Report on Early Childhood Transition
      Source: National Early Childhood Transition Center - April 13, 2009

1. Grant Notice - State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) Program

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - April 14, 2009

On April 14, 2009, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing FY 2009 grant applications for the State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) program, CFDA Number 84.323A. The purpose of this program is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.

To learn more go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/osepsig/applicant.html
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications - May 29, 2009
The Federal Register Notice is available at http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2009-2/041409c.html

2. MCH Library Releases New Edition of Knowledge Path About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Source: Maternal and Child Health Library - April 10, 2009

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library has released a new edition of its knowledge path on autism spectrum disorders (ASD), an electronic guide to resources about screening for ASD, diagnosis, treatment and intervention, communication, education, vocational challenges, and impact on family life. It contains separate sections on early identification, early intervention and education, concerns about vaccines, and environmental health research. It will be updated periodically and is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_autism.html

3. New Technical Report on Early Childhood Transition

Source: National Early Childhood Transition Center - April 13, 2009

The National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC) has published a new technical report, entitled A Review of Research in Early Childhood Transition: Child and Family Studies - Technical Report 5 (2009). It is available online at http://www.hdi.uky.edu/NECTC/Publications/papers.aspx. A Transition Alert, which summarizes major findings from this review, is available at http://www.hdi.uky.edu/NECTC/Publications/transalterts.aspx