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ECHO-Autism “Diagnosis in ASD” (Online)

June – December 2021 (8 sessions)
2:00-3:30 pm
Via Zoom

The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) Clinic will be offering ECHO-Autism “Diagnosis in ASD”.

About the ECHO Model: The Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) modelTM consists of a platform for both delivery of services and outcomes research, with the purpose of reducing health disparities by erasing barriers between specialty and primary care, particularly in underserved and remote areas. Using a simple videoconferencing system, Project ECHO achieves this goal by using a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where teams of expert specialists lead virtual clinics catered to health professionals in local communities. Each session includes a short didactic lecture on a specific topic followed by a case presentation by an attendee and a case discussion.

About ECHO-Autism “Diagnosis in ASD”: This program aims to connect specialist teams with local care teams to increase the skills of diagnosticians to perform diagnostic assessments for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and thus benefit and empower autistic individuals and their advocates.

Learners will:

  • become familiarized with the components of ASD assessment, including remote/virtual assessment options, and best practices for diagnostic evaluation;
  • gain knowledge about medical considerations, including genetic testing;
  • learn about considerations to make in differential diagnosis ;
  • learn how to make appropriate recommendations for different profiles of patients.

Our target audience

Our main audience includes clinicians who can diagnose ASD (pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists) and who see patients with NDD/query ASD in their clinic/service and want to enhance their training to perform diagnostic evaluation for ASD. Attendees must be prepared to present a case for discussion during one session. It is strongly suggested that attendees have already completed an ADOS-2 training with a certified trainer prior to this round of ECHO and registrants with ADOS-2 training will be prioritized. Please click here for information about ADOS-2 training being offered by our program.

Registration is free but mandatory.

Contact: Jessica Charlebois, ACAR Clinic Research Coordinator

Registration is now closed.