Community-based ASD Identification

The ACCESS Project: An Overview (two-page PDF)

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:


RESOURCES for Local Teams

Tools, Information and Resources for Providers


Resources for Providers to Share with Families 


Forms and Procedures for ASD Identification Teams