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 State Public Health Autism Resource Center

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SPHARC is​ a comprehensive web-based resource center intended to provide ongoing technical assistance and facilitate cross-state learning to increase the capacity of states, particul​arly Title V programs, in developing and implementing systems of care for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD) through resource development, technical assistance and peer learning. SPHARC is designed to establish an ongoing peer-to-peer network, and exchange of resources and information.

Map of Current/Former SPHARC Grantees

Click on the state name below to access their PDF SPHARC profile ​in a new window:

Current State Autism Implementation Grantees

Current State Autism Planning Grantees

Former Grantees



April is Autism AwarenessNow Archived! SPHARC Autism Awarness Month Webinar: Assuring Comprehensive Care and Development for Children with ASD/DD

On Tuesday, April 28, SPHARC hosted a webinar that highlighted programs to improve ASD/DD screening, early identification and evaluation services as part of Autism Awareness Month activities. Presentations included lessons learned from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Initiative and Oregon's state implementation grant project - ACCESS: Assuring Comprehensive Care through Enhanced Service Systems for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities. Click here to access the recording and presentations from the webinar on the "Technical Assistance Calls" section of this website. Visit our Autism Awareness Month resource page for a calendar of events and other activities that were held throughout April.


NEW PUBLICATIONS: SPHARC Environmental Scan on State Developmental & ASD Screening Activities​​

AMCHP's SPHARC released an environmental scan report on "State Strategies and Initiatives to Improve Developmental and Autism Screening, and Early Identification Systems." This report includes initial findings from an environmental scan AMCHP conducted in summer 2014 of 185 source documents in an effort to capture the wide range of developmental screening activities occurring within all U.S. states and territories. A fact sheet that highlights current Title V State Performance Measures related to developmental screening and early identification accompanies the release of the scan. Over the coming year, this data will be further analyzed to develop resources to assist states, particularly Title V programs, in building and improving developmental screening and early identification systems. Click here to learn more.


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Current and former grantees can log-in to the shared members GroupSpace at: This is a members-only online forum to share files, resources, information and facilitate connections through a listserv and discussion page.

Questions about SPHARC's GroupSpace page can be directed to​


Staff Contacts

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Treeby Brown
Associate Director, Child & Adolescent Health
x112, (202) 266-3053

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Kate Taft
Senior Program Manager, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
x.122 (202) 266-3056



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