As the month of April winds down it is not too late to show your support and help spread awareness of autism spectrum disorder. In this blog you will find a myriad of resources around to spread awareness, toolkits, parental tips, hand-outs, children books and a free webinar on an autism screening tool for toddlers.
Here are some tools to help spread awareness for the few days of April left (and after):
The Autism Society has a lot of good materials. Such as facts, awareness toolkits and more!
The CDC provides many materials, such as information of the milestones to look out for as your baby ages. They also provide many free materials, parenting tips, and ways healthcare providers can better identify autism.
Here is the CDC's children's book, "Amazing Me, It's Busy Being 3", which is about the developmental milestones of 3 year old toddlers. It also has a parental checklist and tips at the end. Download the book here.
We are continuing the support of Autism awareness by hosting a webinar with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This webinar is now open for registration and will be held May 11th at 11am. “Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers M-Chat Revised” webinar by Dr. Karen Ratliff-Schaub This webinar will discuss an autism screening tool designed specifically to identify children 16 to 30 months of age who should receive a more thorough assessment for possible early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delay. This screening tool is called the M-CHAT-R/F.
Dr. Ratliff-Schaub will discuss:
1.) the latest statistics on age of ASD diagnoses, to include gap in diagnoses among white and minority populations
2.) Recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics to monitor, screen and refer during well child visits.
3.) The latest revision of the M-CHAT-R, to include the online version available to parents.
The webinar will also address the M-Chat usage and cultural competencies.