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 Current Webinars

​​​​In this site you will find webinars/calls up to a year old, by the date.

Holding the Gains: Lessons Learned on Sustainability from HRSA State Autism Grantees

Date: Aug 27, 2019, 2:00PM ET

This webinar, focused on continuing grant activities post-funding, features expert speakers who share their perspectives as Health Resources & Services Administration's State Autism grantees on best practices and lessons learned for sustainability. Strategies discussed include getting connected with Title V and engaging in diverse and sustained partnerships with maternal and child health programs, family leaders and self-advocates, and local health departments.  This webinar features: 

Daniel Crimmins - Director, Center for Leadership in Disability, Professor of Public Health, Georgia State University 
Brian Freedman - Associate Director, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware 
Synita Griswell - Program Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health 
Michelle Hoffman - State CYSHCN Program Manager, Washington State Department of Health 
Brittany Powers - Project Coordinator, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware


Developmental Screening Alignment: National Performance Measure 6 Data and Strategies 

Date: July 25, 2018, 3:30PM ET

This webinar featured Ashley Hirai, Senior Scientist at the Office of Epidemiology and Research at HRSA's Maternal & Child Health Bureau, and Colleen Reuland, Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP). This webinar included a highlight of new data from the National Survey on Children’s Health related to Title V National Performance Measure #6 on Developmental Screening, as well as strategies, resources, and state efforts to improve and promote developmental screening through Title V program activities. 


Coffee Talk: Meaningful Inclusion of People on the Autism Spectrum 

Date: April 30, 2018, 1PM ET

As part of SPHARC's Autism Awareness Month coffee talk series, this coffee talk focused on the Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engage Together (AASET) project, featuring Drs. Stephen Shore and Teal Benevides, the project co-leads. Drs. Shore and Benevides provided an overview of AASET and key strategies for meaningful inclusion of people on the Autism Spectrum in multiple settings, as well as an open discussion amongst attendees around this topic of interest. 


Kids As Self Advocates: Giving Youth a Platform to Lead Coffee Talk

Date: April 28, 2017

As part of SPHARC's Autism Awareness Month coffee talk series, this coffee talk featured Matthew Shapiro from Kids as Self Advocates (KASA) and Bev Baker from Family Voices. Matthew presented on the mission of KASA, the structure of KASA's youth board, and various youth-related activities that KASA provides. Matthew and Bev also provided thoughts and feedback on strategies to engage youth with disabilities in program development and activities. 


Telehealth Policy and Autism Coffee Talk 

Date: April 19, 2017

This coffee talk series, which is part of SPHARC's Autism Awareness Month Activities, featured Mei Kwong, Policy Advisor and Project Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy. Mei shared her expertise around telehealth policy and autism by presenting on several telehealth modalities, how telehealth works well with autism treatment and the intersection of telehealth policies and autism policies. She also provided telehealth autism program examples from several states that currently use telehealth for autism treatment. 

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Early Childhood Data Systems Integration

Date: August 31, 2016

This webinar featured Colleen Murphy, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Specialist at Applied Engineering Management. Ms. Murphy shared national resources and technical assistance centers working to help states improve early childhood data collection and systems integration. She also shared her experience in developing Utah’s Early Childhood Statewide Data Integration Project, which aims to facilitate data sharing and coordination among early childhood programs in Utah. 

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Telehealth and Autism Treatment, Training and Systems Building: 2016 Autism Awareness Month Webinar

Date: April 20, 2016

As part of its Autism Awareness Month activities, SPHARC hosted a webinar that highlighted policy issues related to telehealth, laws, and regulations, as well as examples from CARES grantees on how they are using telehealth/telemedicine to increase access to behavioral health services and provide parent coaching as an alternative to long waiting lists for services.