Skip Navigation Links

 State Public Health Autism Resource Center

​​​​​​​SPHARC Logo 

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



AMCHP's SPHARC recently 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. The tools and resources will be housed on the SPHARC website. Stay tuned for more updates and resources!

Welcome New 2014-2016 Implementation Grantees!

AMCHP would like to give a warm welcome to the new 2014 state autism implementation grantees:

  • Arkansas - Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • Georgia - Georgia State University Research Foundation
  • Iowa - The University of Iowa
  • Michigan - Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Minnesota - Minnesota Department of Health

​Grantee Member Log-in​puzzle piece icon

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

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

Picture of AMCHP Staff Kate Taft




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

Yadashe Belay
Program Associate, Child & Adolescent Health
x124, (202) 266-3058



 ‭(Hidden)‬ Content Editor Web Part