ICI Receives Department Grant from U of M
ICI has received a $7,500 Engaged Department Grant from the University of Minnesota's Office of Public Engagement. The 18-month grant, one of nine awarded at the university, is designed to infuse community engagement more fully into the programmatic features of university departments and centers. ICI's Engaged Department team, led by Jennifer Hall-Lande and Kelly Nye-Lengerman, will use the grant to develop and expand the Institute's Act Early work in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Act Early is building a network of agencies, organizations, and professionals that utilize the Centers for Disease Control's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." message. The Act Early materials promote early identification, screening, and intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders and related neurodevelopmental disabilities in culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Minnesota.