Training Update November 6, 2018
Why should I monitor child development?
Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Program Description: The importance of tracking and screening all children for developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder: Recent estimates in the United States show that about one in six, or about 15%, of children aged 3-17 years have a one or more developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions that affect behavioral, mental, physical, or social functioning. These conditions begin during the first few years of life and may influence day-to-day functioning. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability characterized by social delays and odd or unusual interests and behaviors. The estimated prevalence of ASD has increased substantially over the past 15 years and represents an urgent public health concern. It is important to monitor child development so that children with delays are detected as soon as possible and then referred for services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed resources to help parents, childcare providers, healthcare providers, and others track development and act early when a child is not meeting expected milestones. The CDC also recommends general developmental screening and ASD-specific screening in accordance with American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. Monitoring and screening children for developmental delays ensures that more children reach their maximum potential.
Presenters: Lisa Wiggins, Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Julia Abercrombie, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEUs: applied for
Location: Hillside, 690 Courtenay Drive, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306-3421
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email email@example.com to request code.)
register online at www.regonline.com/tra20181204
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2019 Together Georgia Day at the Capitol January 31, 2019
2019 Georgia Conference on Children and Families October 28-30, 2019
Online training (Together Georgia members receive discount)
An email newsletter as a public service Editor
Our MISSION: Together Georgia is a preeminent voice in Georgia's child and family welfare policy-making.
Our VISION: Together Georgia will ensure that member organizations are equipped to serve those that their missions are tied to through distributing emerging data as well as by collaborating with key government figures and pertinent decision makers