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ECHO Autism for Primary Care Providers

Target Audience

Primary Care Providers who serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Description and Aims

ECHO Autism WI aims to increase access to best practice primary care for children with autism in Wisconsin. A team of autism experts share their knowledge with providers through a combination of presentations and case-based learning.

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Continuing Education Credits Available

-American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credits™
-American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) contact hours
-University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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Schedule & Registration

Participants register by the round and commit to attending each session in the round. No upcoming rounds scheduled

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Session Topics

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  • Screening and next steps
  • Medical follow-up
  • Autism resources
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism
  • Anxiety assessment and management
  • Feeding and constipation
  • Overview of treatment options
  • Sleep and autism
  • Supporting families
  • Irritability
  • Safety

Expert Team

Kathleen Kastner, MD

Position title: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Maryann Rehani, MPH

Position title: Project Coordinator

Martha Walter, PhD

Position title: Psychologist

Amy Lyle, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Molly Naef, DNP

Position title: Parent

Nicole Brys, MPH

Position title: ECHO Data Coordinator


Gina Forte, DO

Position title: Child Psychiatrist