Published DateLACONIA — Jennifer Doris, Early Childhood Manager at Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) Early Intervention Program, has been chosen as the next Act Early Ambassador. The Act Early Ambassadors project is designed to develop a network of state-level experts to improve early identification practices. During the next 15 months, Jennifer will serve to strengthen state and community systems for early identification and intervention for children with signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
"Act Early" is funded by the Center for Disease Control, Health Resource and Services Administration and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. As NH Ambassador, Doris will be working on promoting the goals and objectives of the Learn the Signs, Act Early Campaign. She will serve as a state point of contact for the National Learn the Signs, Act Early program, support the work of the Act Early Team and promote the "Autism Case Training : A Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum."
Commenting on her appointment Doris stated, "I am honored to be serving in this liaison role and look forward to joining ambassadors from other states and to sharing the expertise and resources available to strengthen early intervention programs and services for children statewide."
Doris has been instrumental in developing the Autism Training Center at the LRCS Family Resource Center — a program that supports families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program creates a learning environment that helps parents to educate, advocate, encourage and support their child with ASD. For more information on the programs and services offered contact Jen Doris at 524-1559 or visit www.lrcs.org click on Autism Center.
CAPTION — Jennifer Doris