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Third Annual Autism Multi-Disciplinary Teams Summit
June 3, 2011 - Yakima


Session Speaker/Facilitator
Welcome and Introductions

Diane Liebe, MD
Children’s Village

Carol Miller, MPH
DOH Autism Grant Coordinator

Overview and Purpose of the Day
Health System/Education System ASD Pyramid Diagram

Glenn Tripp
MD, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

Mental Health Services for Children with ASD: Variations Across States (view PPT) Dan Coury, MD
Medical Director, Autism Treatment Network
The Family Perspective Ron Jaeger,
Founding Member, Washington DADs
Panel Discussion:
Mental Health and Behavioral Intervention Services for Children with ASD in Washington

Tony Dunn, PhD, ESD 112
Schools and Mental Health: “Separated by a Common Language”

Robin McIlvaine, LICSW, DSHS / DBHR
WA State Mental Health Services for Children, Youth and Families (PPT)

Mark Derby, PhD, Gonzaga University

  • Biggest Issues as Psychologist and Behavior Analyst When Treating Children with Severe Behavior (view handout)

Jim Harle, MD, Sendan Center, Bellingham

Round Table Discussion Sue Wendel, MS, OTR, UW LEND


  • Co-morbidities in ASD: What every ASD provider should know (optional informal 30 minute discussion with Dr. Dan Coury)

Panel Discussion:
Promising Approaches to Meeting Mental Health and Behavioral Intervention Needs

Dawn Sidell, RN, BSN
Northwest Autism Center- Moderator

Angela Johnstone, MEd, Spokane School District

  • Autism Behavioral Learning Environmental (ABLE) Program – (view handoutand PPT)

Becky Turnbull, EdD, ESD 113

  • Educating Children with Autism in Lewis County: Lewis County Special Education Cooperative (view PPT)

Sharon Gentry, MEd, 3 Rivers Wraparound Program

Cindy Myers, MEd, LMHC, Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic

Round Table Discussion Faye Fuchs, MEd, ESD 105
Reflections and Next Steps

Maria Nardella, MA, RD, CD

Chuck Cowan MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Closing Maria Nardella, MA, RD, CD, DOH
CSHCN Program

Goals for the Day:

  • Identify and discuss ideas for collaboration between medical professionals, education, and mental health.
  • Identify current effective standards of practice, including co-morbidities for children with Autism.
  • Develop a more thorough understanding of the Mental Health services/Behavioral interventions for children with ASD.
  • Share and discuss draft ideas for the Mental Health side of the Pyramid.
  • Identify collaboration happening among communities for improving services for children with ASD.



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Supporting Resources

RSN Information:
Map of 13 Regional Support Networks (RSNs): www.dshs.wa.gov/pdf/dbhr/mh/WashingtonStateRSNmap.pdf

List of 13 Local RSNs and contact information:

School Information:


  • Child, Youth and Family Social, Emotional & Mental Health Selected Internet Resources (view handout)
  • Project LAUNCH Funded Programs in Yakima: Home Visiting, Family Strengthening, Mental Health Consultation, and Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care & Early Childcare Settings (view flier)
  • Primary Care Principles for Child Mental Health (Version 2.0 , February, 2010) By Robert Hilt, MD, Program Director, Partnership Access Line, Seattle Children‘s Hospital - See pages 45-50 for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders Care Guide

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