23sep8:30 am4:30 pmWA Autism Center of Excellence (COE) Certification Training Event Organized By: Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington Event Type:TrainingIn-person or Online:Online
Experts from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Autism Center provide the Autism Center of Excellence (COE) Certification trainings through a contract with the Health Care Authority (HCA). Purpose of
Experts from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Autism Center provide the Autism Center of Excellence (COE) Certification trainings through a contract with the Health Care Authority (HCA).
Purpose of the COE Training
- To increase the number of qualified clinicians (COEs) across Washington State who can appropriately diagnose children and youth with autism
- Help children and families access needed services as appropriate, including writing a Medicaid/Apple Health prescription for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). COE required for Managed Care Organization (MCO) prescription approval.
Who is Eligible to Become a COE
- The HCA determines which primary care and other clinicians can become COEs. Currently the list includes medical physicians working in primary care, specialty physicians, clinical psychologists, ARNPs and pediatric naturopaths.
- As of Oct 17, 2019 , an autism diagnosis from a COE provider (except for naturopath physicians) can also be used by a family for Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) eligibility.
What the Online Training Covers
- Evaluation and diagnosis of children exhibiting signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and determining which evidence –based treatments, including ABA, are likely to be helpful for individual children
- Community and state resources for children and youth with autism and their families
- How to write an approved prescription for ABA treatment
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- Paperwork and process to complete to become a HCA recognized COE after the training
Who is the Training for?
- The target audience for the COE certification training are those primary care clinicians and psychiatric ARNPs eligible to become COEs.
- Neurologists, psychiatrists, PhD/PsyD psychologists and developmental-behavioral pediatricians are automatically able to diagnose autism for many insurances including Medicaid but may find the Washington specific focus of the training helpful.
- Additionally, clinical and community partners collaborating with COES in the evaluation and connection of children and youth and their families to service are welcome to register.
- Providers from outside of Washington State are welcome on a limited space available basis.
More information about the COE training.
- Register directly for the Sept 23, 2022 COE training: https://redcap.link/COE_training_Sept23_2022
- Questions? Email Kate Orville at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Friday) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington