april, 2024

11apr5:30 pm7:30 pmWalla Walla /Columbia School Medical Autism Review Team (S.M.A.R.T) Informational Dinner Event Organized By: Walla Walla County Department of Community Health Event Type:EventIn-person or Online:In-Person

Event Details

Medical providers, school psychologists, mental health providers, sped directors, and early childhood providers in Walla Walla and Columbia counties are invited to attend a SMART informational dinner on Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sonbridge (1200 SE 12th St, College Place, WA).  Flyer

Registration available here  

Children and families in many communities in Washington state are unable to access a timely assessment for autism or other developmental disabilities, delaying connection to helpful services. Some may wait months, or even years, for an autism evaluation at a distant tertiary care center because there are no options closer to home. Transportation and language barriers are also issues for many families.

To address this challenge, the Washington Department of Health and the University of Washington implemented the School and Medical Autism Review Teams (SMART) model, which builds on and expands community capacity in rural and underserved communities that do not have access to a local multidisciplinary diagnostic center. The model was developed to connect primary care providers, schools, early intervention agencies, and families together to share their knowledge to better connect children to support, services, and resources.

For additional information, please contact Krystal Ceron at kceron@co.walla-walla.wa.us or (509)524-2624.




(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Sonbridge, 1200 SE 12th St, College Place, WA


Walla Walla County Department of Community HealthOur Mission: Improve the quality of life and wellbeing of our communities within Walla Walla County through prevention, promotion, and protection. Our Vision: Always working for a safer, healthier and thriving Walla Walla Countyhttps://dch.co.walla-walla.wa.us/