Territorial UCEDD Reps Meet with AUCD Leaders



Representatives from territorial UCEDDs pose for photo.
Representatives from the University Centers on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) from the U.S. territories met with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Board Members and staff after the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. on November 13, to provide an orientation on each of the entities and to begin discussions on the collective and unique needs of the group. Seated (L-R): Tafaimamao Tua-Tupuola, American Samoa UCEDD Direcotor; Floyd Masga, CNMI UCEDD Project Coordinator; Leslie Cohen, J.D., Sonora UCEDD Director and AUCD President; Olivia Raynor, Ph.D., Tarjan UCEDD Director, UCLA & AUCD President-Elect; Terrie Fejarang, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director. Second Row (L-R): Annie Alonzo Amador, PsyD, Puerto Rico UCEDD Director; June De Leon, Guam CEDDERS Associate Director; Carol Salas Pagan, PsyD, Puerto Rico UCEDD Associate Director; Rachel Paterson, AUCD Policy Manager; Tanisha Clark, AUCD Program Specialist; Kelly Roberts, Ph.D., Pacific Basin UCEDD Director. Back Row (L-R): Andrew Imparato, J.D., AUCD Executive Director; Yegin Habtes, Ph.D., Virgin Islands UCEDD Director; Dawn Rudolph, AUCD Director for Technical Assistance; Michael Gamel-McCormick, Ph.D., AUCD Associate Executive Director for Research & Policy.
People at meeting looking at presentation on screen.
Floyd Masga (standing) describes programs and services available in the CNMI during the Territories Meeting with AUCD Board and staff members.

Early Childhood Providers Attend ASQ Training

Department of Public Health & Social Services Early Childhood
Vera Blaz presenting to a crowded room.
Vera Blaz (standing), Project TInituhon Project Coordinator, talks about the islandwide Developmental and Behavioral Screening System (iDBSS) pilot program on November 8 at the UOG School of Business and Public Administration.
Elaine Eclavea presenting to a crowded room.
Elaine Eclavea (standing), Project Tinituhon Project Director, talks about the importance of early intervention and the benefits of screening.
Service provider in a large group photo.
Early Childhood providers from the island’s child care centers pose for a group picture at the end of training.