ECHO Autism Washington mentors clinicians in the diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using case-based learning, didactics, and expert consultation.

ECHO Autism Washington utilizes the innovative Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes) hub and spokes learning model to telementor clinicians in all parts of Washington State. Through case-based learning and didactics, ECHO Autism WA course faculty experts guide practitioners in the diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ECHO Autism WA is funded by the Washington State Legislature and UW Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients at risk for ASD
  • Diagnose and manage care planning for patients with ASD
  • Refer patients for appropriate treatment
  • Meet unique needs of learners through purple and orange cohort options.

Who Is Eligible?

Medical and psychiatric providers who have a Center of Excellence (COE) provider designation and serve children with Medicaid/Apple Health Insurance.

ECHO Autism Washington 2022 flyer

ECHO Autism Washington cohorts 2022 flyer

Questions?

Email: echoautismwa@uw.edu

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  • Beth Ogata, MS, RDN, CSP CD, Facilitator
    Beth Ogata, MS, RDN, CSP CD, Facilitator Facilitator
    Nutritionist

Focus:

  • Younger children with autism
  • Behavior & communication difficulties
  • Navigating access to early intervention,  relevant resources & other issues
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  • Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
    Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP Facilitator
    Speech Language Pathology

Focus:

  • Lifespan Cases with autism
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Decision making related to treatments and resources including medication management

Purple and Orange Cohort Calendar

  • "I like the format of the discussion being fairly flexible. I also really enjoy having both COE and more expert groups discussing together."

    ECHO Participant
    ECHO Participant Family Psychiatrist
  • “It's great having the ability to ask questions and pick the brains of so many smart people and to hear what works for others.”

    ECHO Participant
    ECHO Participant Community Health Center
  • “I think this has been great - listening to others with more experience, as well as a variety of disciplines and how they approach the patients.”

    ECHO Participant
    ECHO Participant College Professor
  • "I love hearing the cases and hearing everyone discuss diagnosis and recommendations. I learn a lot from this. The lecture at the end is also helpful."

    ECHO Participant
    ECHO Participant Rural Doctor
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Course Faculty

  • Gary A. Stobbe, M.D.
    Gary A. Stobbe, M.D. Neurologist
  • Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
    Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP Facilitator Speech Language Pathology
  • Jennifer Gerdts, PhD
    Jennifer Gerdts, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients at risk for ASD
  • Diagnose and manage care planning for patients with ASD
  • Refer patients for appropriate treatment
  • Meet unique needs of learners through purple and orange cohort options:
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Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients at risk for ASD
  • Diagnose and manage care planning for patients with ASD
  • Refer patients for appropriate treatment
  • Meet unique needs of learners through purple and orange cohort options:
Cohort Options and link to download more information on ECHO Autism
ECHO Autism Options -Purple and Orange Cohorts

Who Is Eligible:

Medical and psychiatric providers who have a Center of Excellence (COE) provider designation and serve children with Medicaid/Apple Health Insurance.

When:

Jan 13, 2021 – Dec 15, 2021

Questions:

Phone: 206.685.1273
Email: echoautismwa@uw.edu

Purple cohort: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 11:30a – 1p via Zoom
Orange cohort: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 11:30a – 1p via Zoom