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.
About The Medical Home Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington chose National Performance Measure (NPM) 11, the ‘Medical Home’, as a state priority in 2015. It was among the most frequently selected NPMs by State Title V Programs. Over the next
The draft Medicaid Transformation Project Toolkit is now available for public comment. The toolkit provides details about the projects that will be eligible for funding under Initiative 1 of the Medicaid transformation demonstration. Initiative 1, Transformation through Accountable Communities of Health,
“The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Program at WA Department of Health (DOH) is now hiring an Autism Grant Coordinator. This position will coordinate the AS3D (Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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.