Paige Bussanich

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Paige Bussanich, MS
Senior Program Manager, CYSHCN
pbussanich@amchp.org

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Paige Bussanich, MS, is the senior program manager for children and youth with special health care needs on the child and adolescent health team at AMCHP. In this role, she manages AMCHP's children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) portfolio, including the State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC), National Standards for CYSHCN Systems of Care, and Leadership Institute for CYSHCN Directors (LICD). Ms. Bussanich has extensive experience in working with individuals with disabilities in research, evaluation, and outreach settings. As a former Wisconsin LEND fellow, she's received training in service and care of MCH and CYSHCN populations, leadership development, core knowledge of neurodevelopmental disabilities, interdisciplinary and family-centered practices, and research and dissemination. Her practicum portfolio focused on increasing family-centered, integrated systems of care for children with developmental disabilities. She also has experience as a facilitator for a psychoeducational group for adults with autism and is clinically certified to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2). She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Alabama and received her Master of Science in Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology, where her research was focused on parental attributions for positive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder.