Indiana's Act Early Ambassador
Stephan Viehweg, LCSW, IMH-E (IV) is Associate Director of the Riley Child Development Center – Indiana LEND, a nationally recognized interdisciplinary leadership training program supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and faculty member of the IU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the IU School of Social Work. He is Associate Director of the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice. He currently serves as the CDC’s Learn the Signs Ambassador to Indiana. He is founding chair of Infancy Onward and founding president of Family Voices Indiana. He is co-author of Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families At Risk.
Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Dr. Cathy Pratt BCBA-D is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. IRCA is a statewide program that works to build local capacity for families and professionals to address the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum across the lifespan. This is done through training, consultations, coaching, research, and information development and dissemination. Dr. Pratt is also the Director of the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative. Indiana School Mental Health Initiative provides resources, training, and advocacy to build the capacity of school district staff and community partners so they can address the social, emotional, and behavioral health needs of Indiana’s school-age children and youth to increase school engagement and improve educational outcomes.