MAIER featured in Association of University Centers on Disabilities newsletter

A statewide outreach program of the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research is featured in a new newsletter from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. The item in AUCD’s “Act Early Network News” highlights the autism institute’s work with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), an early intervention program targeting toddlers diagnosed with autism and aimed at increasing language, learning and engagement. The story describes the program as a “unique partnership between MAIER and the Maine Department of Education Child Development Services” and says the 28 providers to implement the model to date are “serving 45 toddlers with autism and their families.” It also notes that Maine is the only state to take a systematic, statewide approach to implement the Early Start Denver Model.