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ECHO Autism

Among the resources for providers at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is ECHO Autism (Extension of Community Health Outcomes). ECHO Autism creates a virtual learning network that aims to "move knowledge, not patients" using a telementoring format that provides access to a hub of autism specialists to support community providers to diagnose, treat and care for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children and their families.

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How Echo Autism Works

ECHO Autism connects providers with autism specialists to support the diagnosis, treatment and care of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Echo Autism Features

  • A convenient, web-based, small-group format
  • An environment to learn and share best practices for autism care, connecting with community resources and family/caregiver support
  • Reduced costs for families and providers by limiting travel, creating more efficient visits and shorter wait times for care
  • A long-term solution in communities, including under-resourced areas where access to autism specialists is limited, by building local capacity for autism care

Current ECHO Autism Clinic

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders offers ECHO Autism clinics for primary care providers, diagnostic and treatment specialists and educators and early care providers.

    Evaluation and Treatment Planning Tools for Providers in the Medical Setting 

    This clinic takes place from July 12 - December 20, 2024 occurring over 12 Fridays from 12 - 1 p.m. EST.

    View curriculum information below for the specific dates and session titles. 

    We offer CEs for Psychology, Social Work, Speech, and Medical.

    Register Now

    To register for our evaluation and treatment planning tools clinic, please email our research coordinator Hannah Behar. 


    July 12, 2024

    Framing and Triaging Support Needs in Autism

    July 26, 2024

    Evaluation Needs

    CARS-2 ST

    August 9, 2024

    Evaluation Needs

    CARS-2 HF

    August 23, 2024

    Family Support Needs

    September 6, 2024

    Behavioral Support Needs


    September 20, 2024

    Communication Needs

    October 4, 2024

    Sensory Needs

    October 18, 2024

    School Needs

    November 1, 2024

    Behavior Needs 

    Role of Executive Functioning in Adaptive Functions and Emotional-Behavioral Functioning

    November 15, 2024

    Well-Being Needs

    December 6, 2024

    Co-occurring Conditions and Safety Needs

    December 20, 2024

    Transition to Adulthood Needs

    What Providers Need to Participate

    Benefits of ECHO Autism

    The ECHO Autism Team at Children's National Hospital

    Disclosures About Your Information

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    Center for Autism Guidebook for Medical Providers

    The Children’s National Center for Autism and ECHO Autism teams compiled the content covered in past ECHO Autism sessions into this guidebook for medical providers who work with autism families. 

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    Contact Us

    If you have questions about ECHO Autism, please contact us at [email protected].