Act Early Connecticut Resources

Early Childhood Educators

  • Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders Learning Module: The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) recently posted a new online module on the early identification of ASD. The module comes with videos (including home movies of babies who later develop ASD), case studies and other resources.
  • Watch me!! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns: As an early care and education provider, you play a critical role in the health and well being of children. You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. This FREE, online training course, Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, helps you fulfill this role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents.

Healthcare Professionals

  • Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum: This is designed to be a facilitated curriculum to teach physicians in training and other trainees about different aspects of autism identification, diagnosis and treatment. You can download Facilitator’s Guides from six of the cases and three PowerPoint decks, review introductory information, and view an overview of all curriculum materials. Additional materials, including videos and the “Communicating Abnormal Results from a Screening Tool” module, will be posted online early fall 2011.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Provides information and resources for healthcare providers.