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, particularly 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.
Click on the state name below to access their PDF SPHARC profile in a new window:
ASD/DD Sessions at AMCHP 2016
Click here to view a list of ASD/DD related sessions at the AMCHP 2016 conference. For more information about the conference, click here.
RFA for 2016-18 Developmental Monitoring Within State Systems Grants are Now Available - due Feb. 29, 2016
Through funding from the CDC National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, AMCHP will facilitate a competitive award process of up to $20,000 to 12 states or territories over the next two years. The purpose of this grant is to increase parent-engaged developmental monitoring by promoting the adoption and integration of LTSAE materials and training resources into programs and statewide systems that serve young children and their families, such as Early Head Start/Head Start, child care, home visiting, WIC, Child Find, health care, etc.
To listen to the Informational Call Recording, click here.
To download the full RFA PDF, click here.
Click here for more information about the Act Early grants.
Archived Webinar and Resources: Developmental Screening Title V National Performance Measure Resources
As part of the recent transformation of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant, a new set of National Performance Measures (NPMs) were developed in partnership with states, families and other stakeholders. The new three-tiered performance measurement system includes national outcome measures (NOMs), NPMs and evidence-based/informed strategy measures (ESMs). NPM#6 is related to improving the rates of developmental screening. On June 23, 2015, AMCHP released a new set of resources on developmental and autism screening to assist states in their action planning. The resources, as well as the slides and recording of the webinar, can be found on the SPHARC site here.
Grantee Member Log-in
Current and former grantees can log-in to the shared members GroupSpace at: http://groupspaces.com/SPHARC. 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
Associate Director, Child & Adolescent Health
x112, (202) 266-3053
Senior Program Manager, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
x122 (202) 266-3056
Program Associate, Child & Adolescent Health
x110 (202) 266-3046