Did you know that most primary care doctors receive less than a month’s training in developmental disorders such as autism?
The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is evaluating a solution, as part of its federally funded role as the nation’s Autism Intervention Network for Physical Health (AIR-P). ECHO Autism is a live, web-based training and consultation program developed and pilot-tested at the Thompson Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Columbia, Missouri) – one of 14 ATN sites across the U.S. and Canada. The program is now being rolled out at 10 ATN sites across the United States.
On August 3 at 3:30 pm (Eastern), the Autism Science Foundation is hosting a live webchat with Thompson developmental pediatrician Kristin Sohl, whose team developed and evaluated ECHO Autism. Dr. Sohl welcomes questions on how the program can help improve autism-related healthcare in communities that lack autism specialists.
Register to join the Aug. 3 webchat here.
Also see “Your ATN@Work: Distance training improves autism care, shortens diagnosis time