Three young children sitting on white leather couch smiling with mouths open. Front child is a black boy wearing a green shirt. Behind him is a white girl with blonde hair wearing a red bow. Next to her is a white girl with brown hair wearing overalls and holding her hands up towards the sky.

ECHO Autism: Diagnostic Assessment for School-Age Children

Target Audience

Psychologists and other diagnostic providers with previous experience conducting evaluations and working with autistic youth

purple icon of target and 3 people

Description and Aims

The aim of this ECHO is to increase access to best practice diagnostic assessment for autism in Wisconsin. A team of autism experts share their knowledge with providers through a combination of presentations and case-based learning.

icon of 2 points on map connected by curvy dotted line

Continuing Education Credits Available

-American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credits™ with or without MOC Part 2
-American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Credits
-UPCEA Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

green icon of lightbulb over open book

Schedule & Registration

Participants register for the round and commit to attending each session in the round. The next round is scheduled for every other Thursday starting January 11th through May 16th, 2024.

icon of calendar with check mark over it

Session Topics

  • icon of clipboard with paper with list with green checksRefresher on autism, DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria, and autism diagnostic process (kick-off meeting)
  • Autism assessment measures
  • Differential diagnosis – anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, intellectual disability and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
  • Educational classification vs. medical diagnoses of autism
  • Sharing feedback from an autism evaluation
  • Considerations after an autism diagnosis
  • Supporting families and providing resources

Expert Team

Nicole Brys, MPH

Position title: ECHO Data Coordinator

Gina Forte, DO

Position title: Child Psychiatrist

Anjali Rao, MD

Position title: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

Maryann Rehani, MPH

Position title: Project Coordinator

Michelle Schumacher, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Martha Walter, PhD

Position title: Psychologist

Sara Warner, PsyD

Position title: Psychologist

Ida Winters

Position title: Parent, Family Engagement Specialist