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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



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.

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.


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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

Maria Murillo
Program Associate, Child & Adolescent Health
x.110 (202) 266-3046



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