This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Autism CARES Act National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center (the Resource Center).
The purpose of the Resource Center is to provide technical assistance in order to build the capacity of interdisciplinary training programs
to train health professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD) across their lifespan, and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD/DD.
Specifically, the Resource Center will help HRSA/MCHB’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Training programs improve their interdisciplinary training and practice by producing resources and providing technical assistance (TA) to ultimately improve the lives of people with ASD/DD.
LEND and DBP programs train professionals from a broad range of disciplines to enhance trainees’ clinical expertise and leadership skills.