may, 2021

14may8:45 am4:00 pmWashington State Autism Center of Excellence (COE) Certification Training Event Organized By: Seattle Children's Event Type:Training

Event Details

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (COE) certification allows eligible primary care and other clinicians to diagnose autism spectrum disorder for pediatric patients with Medicaid in Washington State.  Primary care providers and community partners helping with evaluation and connection to services are invited to sign up.

• Gary Stobbe, MD: Attending Neurologist, Seattle Children’s Autism Center; Director, UW Medicine Adult Autism Clinic
• Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP: Speech-Language Pathologist, Seattle Children’s Autism Center
• Additional speakers including Family and Autistic Advocates

The COE training focuses on current research and thinking regarding the evaluation, treatment and continuing care for individuals with ASD throughout the life span including:

  • Early signs and screening
  • Differential diagnosis and comorbid diagnoses
  • Presentation across the autism spectrum and challenges with diagnosis
  • Diagnostic evaluation models
  • Treatment options including accessing ABA
  • Medication management
  • Discussion of current state of services in WA and obstacles to care
  • Documentation, billing codes and orders
  • Models of evaluation to consider for your practice
  • Q&A

The live component of the training will include discussion of pre-submitted questions and regional breakout sessions.

Prior to the training, the course “Identifying and Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Course for Pediatric Clinicians” offered through AAP is  required. Details can be found on the Medical Home website found below.  You must complete learning modules from the AAP and attend this training to obtain certification.

COE training flyer

To register online, visit

Please register by May 10, 2021

Email for information:
Kate Orville, MPH; Director, Washington State Medical Home Partnerships For CYSHCN, University of Washington.




(Friday) 8:45 am - 4:00 pm




Seattle Children's 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105