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.
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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.
Now 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.
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
x.122 (202) 266-3056
Program Associate, Child & Adolescent Health
x.110 (202) 266-3046