Community-based ASD Identification
ACCESS: Assuring Comprehensive Care through Enhanced Service Systems for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities. State Implementation Grant for Children and Youth with ASD and other Developmental Disabilities awarded to OCCYSHN in November, 2013. Announcement Number: HRSA-13-207
The ACCESS project is working to support the building of local medical-education ASD identification teams in alignment with the recommendations of the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Subcommittee on Screening, Identification and Assessment. The project is focused on increasing community capacity to provide timely and valid team evaluations for the identification of ASD in young children, birth to 5. The project will improve medical home practices' delivery of comprehensive, coordinated health care and related services for children with ASDs and other developmental disabilities.
Recommendations of OCASD Subcommittee on Screening, Identification and Assessment (SIA) can be found here: www.orcommissionasd.org/images/uploads/OCASD_2010_Report_FINAL.pdf
Autism Identification Team Professional Development
The following recordings are designed to help prepare new team members for participation on medical-education autism identification teams. Please review the modules in the order in which they are listed, as the modules build on one another to some degree. We kindly ask that you complete both the pre- and post- tests, as your answers will be used to help structure discussion for each presentation during the webinar on Saturday morning, December 10.
Pre-Test: Before you get started, please take the pre-test.
Post-Test: Once you have reviewed all of the presentations, please take the post-test.
Introduction to the Autism Identification Teams of the ACCESS Project (20:13) PDF (23 slides)
Characteristic Behaviors of Young Children with ASD (15:34) PDF (20 slides) DiagnoseFirst PDF (5 pages)
Differential Diagnosis: If It's Not Autism, What Else Could It Be? (1:14:35) PDF (55 slides)
What About Health? Part 2: Associated Medical Conditions (18:13) PDF (17 slides)
RESOURCES for Local Teams
Tools, Information and Resources for Providers
- ASD DSM-5 Parent Interview Tool
- Autism Red Flags for Referral to Health Care Provider
- Autism Red Flags for Referral to Pediatric Specialist
- Autism Resources
- BEARS – Sleep Screening Algorithm
- DSM V Checklist
- Fact Sheet on Medications
- Tips for Getting a Child's Best Behavior during Testing with the STAT
Resources for Providers to Share with Families
- Tip Sheet: Increasing Calories in Your Child’s Diet
- Tip Sheet: Picky Eaters
- Resources for Families of Children with Autism
- You Are Not Alone: For Parents
- Family Tip Sheet: Getting Started - Handout
- Getting Started: Long Version