The READi Lab has teamed up with physicians at the Sea Mar Community Health Center in Seattle to offer a two-part, office-based workshop series on early identification of ASD. These workshops covered topics including the early behavioral features of ASD, the use of the M-CHAT-R/F screen at 18-month well-child visits, how to talk to parents about concerns (and respond when they present concerns), and provided up-to-date information about referral processes and local resources. These workshops were the first of their kind for us and we are excited about conducting similar workshops next year as part of our Screen-Refer-Treat Study. We thank our wonderful hosts at Sea Mar, as well as the UW Institute for Translational Health Services (ITHS), who provided funding for this project.
Pictured in this photo (taken after yesterday’s workshop): Drs. Kyle Steinman, Lisa Ibañez, and Wendy Stone from UW, and Drs. Cor Van Niel and Ricardo Jimenez from Sea Mar.