The ACCESS Project
ACCESS stands for Assuring Comprehensive Care through Enhanced Service Systems for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The primary goal of the ACCESS Project is to support local teams of medical and educational experts to provide early autism identification and support for families in their home communities across Oregon. The Project primarily supports preschool aged children by leveraging relationships between school districts/early childhood specialists and medical providers. It facilitates streamlined, valid, and timely processes developed by local community teams to determine both educational eligibility for autism services and a medical diagnosis for children up to age five. The ACCESS Project continues to support building local medical-education ASD identification teams aligned with the recommendations of the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder (OCASD).
There are currently nine ACCESS Identification Teams across the state of Oregon: The Dalles, Coos, Tillamook, Bend, Clatsop, La Grande, Salem, Grants Pass, and Jackson. OCCYSHN continues to support these ACCESS teams as well as collaborate with communities across the state for continued growth.
For more information, contact the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASD indentification resources and materials
- Team Workflow Checklist
- ASD DSM-5 Parent Interview (Pre-K)
- Sample: ASD ID Team Evaluation Summary for Families and PCPs
- For Medical Providers: Dysmorphology Exam
- BEARS: Sleep Screening Algorithm
- For Educators: Red Flags Indicating the Need to Refer to Health Care Provider
- Tips for Getting Child's Best Behavior during the STAT (Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children)
- Online Training Tutorial for the Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT)
- Team Planning Questions
- Coding and Billing for Services
- Role of Parent Partner on ASD Identification Team
- Sample Parent Partner Job Description
- For Medical Providers: Creating a Medical Home for Children with ASD/DD
- Red Flags for Referral to Specialists
- The Impact of Trauma on Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Fact Sheet for Providers
- The Autism Roadmap
- Trauma and IDD (ECHO presentation slides)
- ASD Diagnosis with Mandarin, Cantonese, and Philipino Speaking Families - Toolkit
- ASD Diagnosis with South Asian and Black Families - Toolkit
- Tip Sheet: Getting Started
- Tip Sheet: 11 Great Ideas to Get the Best From Your Child's Health Care Visit
- Help is in your hands: Free strategies parents can use at home to increase social interactions and communication
- Autism Navigator: Free registration before age 24 months; Self-paced online modules
- Mirror Me Online: Free online modules teach parents Reciprocal Imitation Training techniques to use at home with children
- TRIAD Families First Program: Free programs to equip caregivers of children (ages 2-7) diagnosed with autism with practical tools
- ADEPT (Autism Distance Education Parent Training) Interactive Learning: Original 10-lesson interactive, self-paced, online learning module providing parents with tools and training to more effectively teach their child with autism and other related neurodevelopmental disorders functional skills using applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques.