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The EHS NRC conducts national audioconferences each year. An audioconference is a telephone conference call which features expert faculty and EHS and MSHS program representatives on select topics related to HS program services for expectant families and infants, toddlers and their families. Participants listen to discussion among the panelists, and can pose questions for the speakers over the telephone. Supplemental materials are developed for each audioconference.

2008 Summer Audioconference Series

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Very Young Children: Providing Screening and Support
June 25, 2008 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can impact the cognitive, social-emotional, and language development of young children.  But early intervention can significantly help children with ASDs achieve developmental milestones.  Staff in Early and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs provide screening, continuing assessment, and individualized services to young children in an inclusive setting.  Through your relationships with families and children, you provide critical information and support through the process of early identification and early intervention.  Faculty for this audioconference will describe ASDs and the first signs of ASDs in children as they grow.  They will talk about how you can use what you already know to support children and families through diagnoses and beginning treatment.     


The Second Time Around : Serving Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
May 14, 2008 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Increasingly, Head Start programs are serving grandparents raising their grandchildren.  In fact, over 4.5% of all children in the United States are being raised in grandparent-headed households.  While individual grandparents have very different circumstances and experiences of their role, staff in programs like yours can offer important support.  Faculty for this audioconference will discuss the unique resources and needs of grandparents raising infants and toddlers, and will share strategies for offering them meaningful support and services.  


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Listen to past EHS NRC audioconferences - at your own convenience, right from your computer!

Click here for the audiocasts plus descriptions of the conferences that occurred in the 2000-2005 series and the supplemental materials. Listen to them by yourself, or, even better, gather together a group of your colleagues. Audiocasts are 90 minutes each.

For more information about the audioconferences, please contact Amanda Perez at .

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