These are the facts
Diverse families have special needs….
– Families may have less knowledge about autism/developmental delay, different concerns about disabilities, and trouble navigating the health care & educational system.
– Minority children are less likely to be diagnosed with autism or to receive autism services.
– Clinics serving these families may need additional supports to effectively conduct screening.
REAL-START is a research project that aims to help primary care practices that serve many Latino patients to implement developmental screening in a sustainable and culturally-appropriate way. We are now recruiting practices for our project.
By participating in REAL-START, your practice will…
– Receive an in-person training session about conducting general developmental and autism screening and referral.
– Participate in three follow-up webinars to help with implementation.
– Gain access to a practice facilitator to help your practice with problems that arise.
– Implement standardized screening for developmental delays and autism, in accordance with AAP policy statements and Bright Futures guidelines.
– Increase cultural competency and improve techniques for communication and referral for families with limited English proficiency.
– Learn about necessary documentation, coding and billing of screening tools.
– Improve referrals and care coordination with local resources.
Please contact Laura Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Resources & Tools
Resource brochures for families of kids at risk for Developmental Delay:
Resource brochures for families of kids at risk for Autism:
Instructions for Printing Brochures
Pocket guide to navigating diagnosis and treatment resources for kids with Autism:
Short explanation for parents about the M-CHAT, can be attached to M-CHAT screener:
Audio administration protocol for the M-CHAT:
Instructions for M-CHAT audio
How to Make a Therapy Referral for Applied Behavior Analysis
Center for Disease Control & Prevention fotonovela about early identification of developmental conditions:
Information about the K Plan and legislative advocacy:
Autism community resources by county:
Early Intervention Referral Handout
Research Study Information
NEXT REAL-START TRAINING
Hillsboro Pediatrics June 21, 2016
Providence Gateway July 12, 2016
LaClinica de Buena Salud July 18, 2016
Tanasbourne Pediatrics July 21, 2016
Providence Medford Pediatrics August 3, 2016
To find out more or to schedule a training, please contact us.
Autism Society of Oregon: Provides information about Autism in the state of Oregon.
Autism Speaks: Provides information about Autism.
211 Info: Free information about Autism or Developmental Delay.
Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center: Offers parent to parent support and help navigating the educational and medical systems. Support available for all disabilities.
CaCoon (CAre COordinatiON) Program: Nurses offer home visits in which they provide families with information and skills to coordinate care for their children with complex health conditions.
OPAL-K: Provides free, same-day child psychiatric phone consultation to primary care clinicians in Oregon.
OPIP: Public/private partnership dedicated to building health and improving outcomes for children and youth.
Katharine Zuckerman, MD, MPH