The Washington Autism Advisory Council (WAAC) met on Nov 3, 2017 to discuss ways to improve access to evidence based treatment and medical services for persons with Autism throughout Washington State. See the agenda and presentations.
The School Medical Autism Review Team (SMART) engages school and medical professionals in a team setting to review a child’s needs and to ensure appropriate services that can support their success in school and life. These tools were developed and piloted by
The Starting Point Guide us a resource directory for Washington State families who have children with ongoing health conditions or special needs.
Check out the 2017 Legislative Notebook. This is a great summary of policy and budget issues, data charts, and reports for the 2017 legislative session compiled by The Arc of Washington State.
The 6th annual Southwest Washington Autism Conference will be held on Friday, October 21 (9 am – 4 pm) at Bethel Church in Chehalis, WA. This year’s theme is Treatment Across Lifespan. Keynote Speaker is Russell Lehmann – author, poet, advocate
Families are playing an increasingly important role in helping to improve maternal and child health programs to serve low-income families and children with special needs, according to new reports by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs. Amid
Care coordination is not a new concept—it is a function that school nurses are part of every day. However, care coordination is more effective when communication between school health and medical communities is established and implemented in a structured manner.
Minutes, presentations, handouts and other materials from the March 4, 2016 Washington Autism Advisory Council (WAAC) meeting are now available online. The meeting goals were: 1. To better understand the needs of adolescents and adults with autism. 2. Share information regarding
The School Medical Autism Review Team (SMART) tool is a tool that allows information to be shared across school, medical and community settings to collect and review a child’s needs and in order to ensure appropriate services and facilitate a timely