Project ECHO Series

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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.
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Behavioral Health Advanced: Eating Disorders* 
Primary Care Providers Oct. 29 and Nov. 12
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Behavioral Health Advanced: Gender Identity*
Primary Care Providers Nov. 5 and Nov. 19
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Behavioral Health Advanced: Partnering With Schools* 
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Primary Care Providers Aug. 6 and Aug. 20
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Behavioral Health Advanced: Substance Abuse* 
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Primary Care Providers Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 1 and Oct. 15
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Autism Primary Care
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Primary Care Providers Bi-Monthly Tuesdays
12-1 p.m.
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RUBI Autism
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Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Professionals, ABA Therapists Bi-Monthly Tuesdays
12-1 p.m.
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Family ECHO
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Parents and Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities See dates/times below Registration for series beginning October 2020 is open.
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*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 8/13/2020 ECHO Overview of Behavioral Health
Session 2 8/27/2020 ADHD
Session 3 9/10/2020 Depression
Session 4 9/24/2020 Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Session 5 10/8/2020 Trauma/PTSD
Session 6 10/22/2020 Irritability and Aggression
Session Date Topic
Session 1 8/6/20 The ABCs of School
Session 2 8/20/20 Partnering Effectively With Schools
Session Date Topic
Session 1 9/3/20 Screening and Engaging Adolescents with Substance Use Disorder in Primary Care
Session 2 9/17/20 Vaping: Nicotine and Cannabis Use
Session 3 10/1/20 Alcohol Use Disorder
Session 4 10/15/20 Opioid Use Disorder
Session Date Topic
Session 1 5/12/20 ECHO Orientation / What is Autism?
Session 2 5/26/20 While You Wait: Screening, Referral and Common Medical Concerns
Session 3 6/9/20 School and Your Child with Autism: IEP, 504 and how to work with schools
Session 4 6/23/20 Standardized Test Scores: Understanding and Utilization in Treatment and Care
Session 5 7/14/20 Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Session 6 7/28/20 Sleep and Autism
Session 7 8/11/20 Constipation and Autism
Session 8 8/25/20 Feeding Issues and Autism
Session 9 9/8/20 Irritability and Autism
Session 10 9/22/20 Anxiety and Autism
Session 11 10/13/20 ADHD and Autism
Session 12 10/27/20 Screening for Suicide in patients with Autism
Session 13 11/10/20 Medical Follow Up and Autism
Session 14 11/24/20 Supporting Parents with Children with Autism
Session Date Topic
Session 1 5/5/20 RUBI Orientation – 10am to 12pm via ZOOM see information following schedule **
Session 2 5/19/20 Understanding Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review Behavioral Principles
Session 3 6/2/20 Prevention Strategies
Session 4 6/16/20 Use of Daily Schedules
Session 5 6/30/20 Building Positive Behaviors: Reinforcement Session 1
Session 6 7/21/20 Reinforcement Session 2
Session 7 8/4/20 Decreasing Problem Behaviors: Planned Ignoring
Session 8 8/18/20 Compliance Training Session
Session 9 9/1/20 Functional Communication Training
Session 10 9/15/20 Creating New Skills: Teaching Skills 1 and 2
Session 11 9/29/20 Generalization and Maintenance Session

**Orientation 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 join RUBI sessions 2 through 11 to learn ways to use the RUBI curriculum with fidelity but flexibility and engage families appropriately.

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