April is Autism Awareness Month: “Learn the Signs. Act Early”

Do you know all the ways you should measure your child’s growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts.

“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” aims to change perceptions about the importance of identifying developmental concerns early and gives parents and professionals the tools to help. Th Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers parent-friendly materials that are research-based, free, easily accessible and customizable.

• Materials are available for parents, early educators, and health care providers
• Milestone checklists, tips for parents, early warning signs, fact sheets, and other materials can be downloaded
• Materials are available in English and Spanish; some are available in other languages

Visit “Kentucky Act Early” for more information http://louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining/actearly

“Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum” is designed to educate healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios. Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Developed in Partnership with Health Resources and Services Administration Material and Child Health Bureau

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

April 12th – Kosar Charities Community Room, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40233-7370

July 19th – Barren River Lake State Resort Park, 1149 State Park Road, Lucas, KY 42156

July 20th – Eastern Kentucky University, Carl D. Perkins Building, Richmond, KY

Register Now! https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/view_month.aspx?as=47&wp=116&aid=KATC

Questions? Please call:

Rebecca Grau
Assistant Director, Kentucky Autism Training Center, College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities
502.852.7799 – rebecca.grau@louisville.edu