Project ECHO Series

Learn more about Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s ECHO groups for providers and families.

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ECHO Series Participants Dates and Times Registration
Behavioral Health Foundations
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Primary Care Providers Bi-Monthly Thursdays
12-1 p.m.
Registration is now closed.
Behavioral Health Advanced: Depression and Mood Disorders*
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Primary Care Providers Thursdays starting April 15
12-1 p.m.
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Behavioral Health Advanced: Trauma and Abuse in Primary Care*
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Primary Care Providers Thursdays starting May 6
12-1 p.m.
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ECHO Behavioral Health: Adolescent Nicotine Addiction in Primary Care*
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Primary Care Providers Wednesdays starting May 5
12-1 p.m.
Register By May 3
Pediatric Pain
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Primary Care Providers Thursdays starting April 15
12-1 p.m.
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Rumination Syndrome Primary Care Providers Second and Fourth Tuesdays starting Feb. 23, 2021
4-5 p.m.
Registration is now closed.
Autism Primary Care
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Primary Care Providers Bi-Monthly Tuesdays
12-1 p.m.
 Registration is now closed.
RUBI Autism
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Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Professionals, ABA Therapists Bi-Monthly Tuesdays
12-1 p.m.
 Registration is now closed.
Family ECHO
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Parents and Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities See dates/times below Registration is now closed.


*Behavioral Health Advanced topics are for participants who have completed the Behavioral Health Foundations ECHO series and would like more intensive topic-specific training. 2020 topics include mood disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, trauma, partnering with schools, substance abuse and gender identity.

Session Date Topic
Session 1 1/14/2021 ECHO Overview of Behavioral Health
Session 2 1/28/2021 ADHD
Session 3 2/11/2021 Depression
Session 4 2/25/2021 Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Session 5 3/11/2021 Trauma/PTSD
Session 6 3/25/2021 Irritability and Aggression
Session 7 4/8/2021 Gender Dysphoria and Sexuality
Session 8 4/22/2021 Eating Disorders
Session Date Topic
Session 1 4/15/2021 Assessment of Depression in Primary Care
Session 2 4/29/2021 Management of Depression and SSRIs
Session 3 5/13/2021 Depression Advanced Psychopharmacology
Session 4 5/27/2021 Suicide, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Non-Pharmacological Approaches
Session 5 6/10/2021 Bipolar Disorder and Mood Stabilizers
Session 6 6/24/2021 Irritability, Aggression and Antipsychotics
Session Date Topic
Session 1 5/6/2021 Trauma and PTSD Across the Age Continuum & Psychopharmacology Part 1
Session 2 5/20/2021 Suspecting Trauma in Primary Care & Psychopharmacology Part 2
Session 3 6/3/2021 Understanding and Responding to Medical Trauma
Session 4 6/17/2021 Working with Trauma-Focused Systems
Session Date Topic
Session 1 5/5/2021 Introduction and Defining the Problem
Session 2 5/19/2021 Screening
Session 3 6/2/2021 Treatment
Session 4 6/16/2021 Other Considerations Including Health Maintenance






Orientation to ECHO Pediatric Pain / Biological basis of pain



Pharmacological approaches and pitfalls



Importance of lifestyle



How physical therapy can help 



Impact of anxiety and depression



Coaching parents

Session Date Topic
Session 1 2/9/21 ECHO Orientation / What is Autism And Supporting Parents with Children with Autism
Session 2 2/23/21 While You Wait: Screening, Referral and Common Medical Concerns
Session 3 3/9/21 School and Your Child with Autism
Session 4 3/23/21 Screening for Suicide in Patients with Autism
Session 5 4/13/21 ADHD
Session 6 4/27/21 Sleep and Autism
Session 7 5/11/21 Constipation and Autism
Session Date Topic
Session 1 12/1/20 RUBI Orientation **
Session 2 12/15/20 Understanding Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review Behavioral Principles
Session 3 1/5/21 Prevention Strategies
Session 4 1/19/21 Use of Daily Schedules
Session 5 2/2/21 Building Positive Behaviors: Reinforcement Session 1
Session 6 2/16/21 Reinforcement Session 2
Session 7 3/2/21 Decreasing Problem Behaviors: Planned Ignoring
Session 8 3/16/21 Compliance Training Session
Session 9 3/30/21 Coaching Session
Session 10 4/6/21 Functional Communication Training
Session 11 4/20/21 Creating New Skills: Teaching Skills 1 and 2
Session 12 5/4/21 Generalization and Maintenance Session

** Orientation: 10am – 12:30pm (2.5 hour) will provide an overview of the RUBI parent training curriculum, approach to selecting a child for RUBI as well as management of the case for the duration of this ECHO series. After completing the orientation, participants will continue the RUBI series (1 hour sessions) to learn how to use the RUBI curriculum with fidelity but flexibility and engage families appropriately. Participants are encouraged to purchase the RUBI manual prior to first session. 

Family ECHO

New Offering During COVID-19: Family ECHO uses ZOOM technology to connect you with a team of experts to learn about and discuss topics such as improving and managing behaviors, self-care, family supports and resources. This format allows you to learn from home during this unique time.

Parents and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities, including autism, can participate.

What to Expect:

  • Register and participate in a 60-minute session using Zoom each week. (See dates/times below.)
  • Learn from subject matter experts and learn best practices about topics related to children with development disabilities including autism.
  • Engage in interactive discussion.
  • Complete a survey at the end of sessions to give feedback.
Session Date Topic
Session 1 Thursday, Oct. 15 - 4 p.m. Integrated Care: What is it, how it works, impact on care and what families should know
Presenters: Amy Jo Newmeyer, MD and Cody Hostutler, PhD
Session 2 Thursday, Oct. 22 - 4 p.m. Dads: A session for fathers of children with autism and other developmental disabilities
Presenters: David Michalec, PhD and Thomas Hess

Nationwide Children's ECHO Outreach

Nationwide Children's faculty also participate on national ECHO teams. Learn more about ECHO Outreach below.

National ECHO Teams- Nationwide Children's Participation

ECHO Center Development

As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder increases, so do demands for specialty services. ASD specialty centers report varying infrastructure and service delivery processes creating large variations in care. The Autism Treatment Network (ATN), consisting of 12 specialty centers throughout North America has a focus on developing and disseminating best practices for the core and associated medical and mental health conditions in ASD.  ATN centers disseminate these findings directly to community providers using the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model. This project expands the use of the ECHO model by bringing together ASD specialty care teams with the goal of sharing common challenges, learnings and successes within practice protocols, unique business management ideas, and standardized and novel treatment and prescribing procedures.

Nationwide Children's Faculty: Eric Butter, PhD

ECHO Autism: Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood aims to help pediatric and adult practitioners care for their patients with autism spectrum disorder and ease the process of transition to adult healthcare. This virtual learning opportunity allows primary care teams to share complex cases and receive cutting-edge, expert advice from top autism specialists in an “All Teach, All Learn” model.

Nationwide Children's Faculty: Amy Hess