October 16, 2009

In this Issue:

  1. NGA Center's National Early Childhood Summit - Videos and Presentations Available Online
      Source: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices - Retrieved October 16, 2009
  2. The American Academy of Pediatrics Responds to Questions about the Prevalence of Autism
      Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved October 16, 2009
  3. Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado - Spanish Modules Available
      Source: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - Retrieved October 16, 2009
  4. New Medical Home State Data Web Site
      Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved October 14, 2009

1. NGA Center's National Early Childhood Summit - Videos and Presentations Available Online

Source: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices - Retrieved October 16, 2009

On September 16-18, 2009, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held a first-of-its-kind national summit called Building Brighter Futures for Our Children. The summit brought together teams from 39 states to develop a coordinated policy agenda among state health, early education and human service systems for improved child outcomes. Jack Shonkoff, Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, delivered the opening keynote address. Videos and presentation materials from the conference are available online at http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.9123e83a1f6786440ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=02b0a9c2561b3210VgnVCM1000005e00100aRCRD

2. The American Academy of Pediatrics Responds to Questions about the Prevalence of Autism

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved October 16, 2009

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a question and answer document for parents about autism and the results of a recent national survey of parents, which suggested that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is approximately 1 in every 91 American children. The document, entitled The Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (October 2009), is available online at http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/health/Autism%20downloads/AutismOct5parenthandout.pdf

3. Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado - Spanish Modules Available

Source: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - Retrieved October 16, 2009

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) has translated 8 modules from the IDEA 2004 training curriculum into Spanish. Look for the modules that are marked with two asterisks in red (**). Building the Legacy / Construyendo el Legado: A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004 is available online at http://www.nichcy.org/Laws/IDEA/Pages/BuildingTheLegacy.aspx

4. New Medical Home State Data Web Site

Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved October 14, 2009

Over 42% of U.S. children do not receive care within a medical home, defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as care that is continuous, compassionate, family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally effective. The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) Data Resource Center, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, has partnered with the AAP to create a new Medical Home State Data Web Site, which is meant to help state and family leaders quickly access data on how children and youth in each state experience receiving care within a medical home. It is available at http://medicalhomedata.org/content/Default.aspx