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Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

May 13, 2014 -- 2:15 pm
A Webinar from AUCD’s Early Intervention/ Early Childhood (EIEC) Special Interest Group
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

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Webinar Description:
Recognizing the importance of early identification and screening, the Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, Health Resources and Services Administration, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Office of Special Education Programs at the Department of Education partnered to launch Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!, a coordinated interagency effort to encourage developmental and behavioral screening and support for children, families, and the providers who care for them.

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! was launched to the public on March 27, 2014 with release of a compendium of research-based screening tools, "User's Guides" for multiple audiences, an electronic package of resources for follow-up and support, and a Screening Passport for Families for keeping track of screenings, results, and follow up steps, as well as coordinate information with multiple providers to support interventions and services.

During this webinar, representatives from the EC/EI SIG will provide a general overview of current early childhood developmental and behavioral screening efforts. Then federal agency representatives will provide a brief overview on Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!. The remainder of the time will be an interactive discussion with the federal representatives on how to further integrate comprehensive screening into community systems and the role of medical home in screening efforts.

Questions can be directed to Anna Costalas at or Tory Christensen at

Please Note:

· There is NO cost for this webinar.

· CEUs are not offered for this webinar.

· For disability accommodations contact Anna Costalasor call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.

· This webinar will be archived following the event on AUCD's WEBINAR LIBRARY.

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