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Partner Spotlight

Wisconsin’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign has become more coordinated and state-specific with a new developmental milestones brochure and “Act Early Wisconsin” website.

Two Wisconsin projects actively disseminate CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign materials: the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Development Disabilities System (WISADDS), which is part of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, and the Connections initiative, a state demonstration grant funded through the Combating Autism Act Initiative. Through these projects, Wisconsin has disseminated “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” messages and materials statewide through a growing network of state partners.

As the materials spread, partners said that they liked them, but they also wanted an easy way to point parents directly to Wisconsin’s support and service system. The campaign team at CDC was eager to collaborate with Gail Chodron, of the Connections initiative, and other Wisconsin partners to develop a new “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” brochure to meet this need and encouraged Wisconsin’s full customization of the brochure, including color scheme and design elements, so that it truly would feel like a Wisconsin resource.

For more information on how you can reach out to health professionals in your area, visit the How to Get Involved page of the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” website.

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