september, 2021

24sep8:45 am4:00 pmWA State Autism Center of Excellence (COE) Certification TrainingEvent Type:TrainingIn-person or Online:Online

Event Details

Seattle Children’s Autism Center and University of Washington experts provide the Autism Center of Excellence (COE) 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
  • Billing
  • 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 eligible to become COEs.  Additionally, clinical and community partners partnering with  COES in the evaluation and connection of children and youth and their families to service are welcome to attend.  More information about the COE training.



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