ArizonaLEND faculty member, Jim Dean AuD, is the director of the ARSOBO hearing health clinic. Dr. Dean co-authored the following article, highlighting the ways in which ARSOBO works toward advancing social inclusion of people with disabilities in Mexico.

Gabe Moreno (former ArizonaLEND trainee) co-authored the aritcle, Caretaker Awareness of Health Care Provided Developmental Screenings: Increases from 2007 to 2012. The article states that, "despite growth, there is still a need to increase developmental screening efforts in many states." The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) did a nice write-up on the article. Congratulations, Gabe!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). At Northern Arizona University, Disability Heritage Month is currently underway with a number of activities, events and speakers. This year’s theme is Challenging Perceptions about Disability.

The ArizonaLEND Program, training professionals to be leaders in clinical care and research, has just received a $3 million continuation grant. The training program, which seeks to improve the health of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, trains professionals in more than 15 disciplines.

Every year, ArizonaLEND Dental Faculty Member, John Day, DDS, volunteers his services at Hope Fest.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) releases a recommendation that screening only be performed for autism if the parent or provider is concerned there is a risk.