Current Initiatives

Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign

Roadmap to Services The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the “Learn the Signs. Act Early” (LTSAE) campaign in 2004 to educate parents, health care professionals, and child care providers about developmental milestones and the importance of early identification and intervention for children with signs of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD).  The CSHCS Program has partnered with Cathy Pratt from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism in Bloomington, IN and Stephan Viehweg from the Riley Child Development Center (RCDC) to help lead this initiative in Indiana. The primary goal is to integrate the (LTSAE) materials and messages and continue to support collaboration around Autism early screening, diagnosis, and intervention.  The initiative has developed the “Roadmap to Services” brochure for families who are concerned their young child may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Click the image to review the brochure in English or Spanish (en español).

Ease of Use of Services for Latino Families Who Have CYSHCN

Overview of Initiative

Indiana was 1 of 4 states to recently receive a grant through the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), in conjunction with the National Center for Ease of Use of Community-Based Services, to create an Action Learning Collaborative (ALC) around Ease of Use of Services for Latino Families Who Have Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).  Data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (2009-10) indicates that Latino families who have CYSHCN are less likely than their non-Latino counterparts to find services easy to use and often have unmet health care needs.  It is our goal to assess the issue in our state and create a feasible action plan in order to address these issues. 


The New Indiana Transition Book is Complete!

Indiana Transition Book

Transition to Adulthood can be a scary topic for families of CYSHCN and also young adults themselves. The Indiana Transition Book - A Book for Me and My Friends will help you with transition planning a little bit at a time. Download and print the entire workbook or just one chapter (Health, School, Work, Home, or Community) by clicking the image.