CDC Expands Autism Monitoring Efforts (Disability Scoop, 8/23/18)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the availability of research grants to assess 16-year-olds who were previously identified as having autism symptoms when they were age 8. The grant announcement: Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network (posted by the CDC on 8/1/18).

MCHB Grand Challenges
As reported earlier, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau will award four prizes in a Grand Challenges competition to develop innovative, low-cost, and scalable solutions to improve the health of mothers and children across the U.S. The Care Coordination for CSHCN Challenge page has been updated.

Recording and Slides Available from the Conversation on Self-Management for Children with Complex Conditions
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children is holding a series of discussions about children with medical complexity. Recently released is the recording of the online discussion about the Pediatrics article, Supporting Self-Management in Children and Adolescents with Complex Chronic Conditions.

 Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit in Spanish
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a Spanish version of its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit.

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