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2 Combating Autism Act Initiative State Implementation Grant Maria Nardella Children with Special Health Care Needs Program Manager Washington Department of Health February 23, 2009

3 Drivers of Washington Autism Grant Application  Autism Task Force Recommendations  Six National Performance Measures for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)  Combating Autism Act of 2006

4  Senate Bill 5311 (2005 Legislative Session)  Develop strategies and submit recommendations about how to best prevent, identify, treat, and accommodate the needs of individuals with autism and their families  Report with 31 recommendations submitted December 2006 Washington’s Autism Task Force 2005/06

5  Proviso Funds (2007 Legislative Session)  Develop implementation plans and fiscal estimates on top recommendations  Report submitted December 2007  Guidebook due June 2008  Combating Autism Act of 2006 Washington’s Autism Task Force 2007/08

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7 Drivers of Washington’s Grant Application  Builds on 11 ATF recommendations within the scope of DOH work.

8  All children will be screened early and continuously for special health care needs  All families will have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need  All CSHCN will receive regular ongoing comprehensive care within a medical home Six National Performance Measures for CSHCN

9  Families will participate in decision making at all levels and will be satisfied with the services they receive.  Services will be organized in ways that families can use them easily.  All youth will receive the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to all aspects of adult life. More National Performance Measures for CSHCN

10 National Survey - CSHCN Washington & National Estimates: NPM for CSHCN & CSHCN with Autism

11 National Survey - CSHCN Washington & National Estimates: NPM for CSHCN & CSHCN with Autism

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14  Increase awareness  Reduce barriers to screening and diagnosis  Promote evidence based interventions  Promote guideline development for interventions  Train professionals to utilize valid screening tools The Scope of Combating Autism Act of 2006

15  “Autism Awareness: Partnership for Change”   One of 6 State Implementation Grants across the country New Grant…

16 Improve access to quality, comprehensive, coordinated, community-based systems of health care and related services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. “Autism Awareness” Grant Intent

17  State CSHCN Autism Implementation Grant  LEND Supplement - University of Washington  Autism Intervention Research Network-Physical Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute  Autism Intervention Research Network- Behavior University of Washington Washington State Grant Recipients

18 Combating Autism Advisory Council

19 Combating Autism Advisory Council  One Council with Subcommittees  Diverse membership  Inform and update the Needs Assessment  Participate in evaluation efforts  Recruit members for the National Learning Collaborative  Participate in grant activities

20 Three Grant Goals AwarenessTrainingPolicies Autism Awareness Partnership for Change

21 Grant Goal #1: Awareness Engage and empower key stakeholders to participate at all levels of the project.

22 Grant Fact Sheets

23 Autism Guidebook for Washington State: A Resource for Individuals, Families, and Professionals

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25  Coordinate consistent, evidence- based training to parents and providers Grant Goal #2: Training

26 Autism Awareness Partnership for Change

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28  Impact existing policies and benefit systems Grant Goal #3: Policies

29 Current State Leg Issues  Neurodevelopmental Therapy Expansion  Autism Insurance Parity  Developmental Screening  Behavioral Supports

30 Autism Awareness Partnership for Change

31  Chance to highlight grant accomplishments to: Maternal and Child Health Bureau Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services Office of Management and Budget The report to Congress on progress on CAAI goals State & National Evaluation

32 Carol L. Miller, MPH Autism Grant Coordinator (360) Cathie Tedrick Autism Grant Assistant (360) Department of Health Children with Special Health Care Needs Program More Information

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