May 4, 2018

In this Issue:

  1. U.S. Department of Education Seeks Input on Part B Funds for IDEA Data Collection TA to States
      Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
  2. State and National Opioid Fact Sheets
      Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  3. How Parents Can Teach Perseverance (Video)
      Source: Child Trends
  4. EEG Analytics for Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder
      Source: Scientific Reports

1. U.S. Department of Education Seeks Input on Part B Funds for IDEA Data Collection TA to States

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

OSERS invites public comment, especially from state educational agencies and state lead agencies, for best methods to provide technical assistance (TA) to states on the collection and reporting of required data under IDEA Part B, Sections 618 and 616. This includes input regarding the most effective and efficient method to fund this TA. The deadline to provide comments is May 24, 2018. Visit the OSERS blog for additional information and questions to consider.

2. State and National Opioid Fact Sheets

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The AAP together with Casey Family Programs recently released these national and state fact sheets (infographics) that provide data related to America's opioid crisis, child welfare systems, Medicaid, and child health. Policy solutions to support children and families impacted by opioids are included.

3. How Parents Can Teach Perseverance (Video)

Source: Child Trends

Child Trends released a new video (March 2018), in English and Spanish, about a recent study that reveals one of the most effective ways parents can teach their babies persistence, and that is, to have them watch others being persistent. Encouraging and modeling perseverance teaches children to take risks, learn from failed attempts and try again. This skill development helps children to accept challenge and succeed academically.

4. EEG Analytics for Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Source: Scientific Reports

A recent study (May 2018) published in Scientific Reports, 8 (1) revealed that an inexpensive EEG test may be able to accurately determine whether or not babies as young as 3 months old will later be diagnosed with autism. Earlier detection of autism means earlier intervention, resulting in better outcomes and behavioral management for children with autism. Read the full report for more details.