Ann Gionet Tierney Giannotti

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Connecticut
Collaborative to Improve
Autism Services
Ann Gionet
Tierney Giannotti
CT Collaborative Primary Outcome
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To improve access to comprehensive,
coordinated health care and related
services for CT children with Autism
Spectrum Disorders and other
developmental disabilities.
First Reflections
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Assess current ASD initiatives in CT
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Bridge to existing systems
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Connecticut Medical Home Initiative (CMHI)
Replicate & expand successful models
Physician Champion
 Academic detailing
 LTSAE materials
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1. Assess Current Initiatives
Build on existing ASD efforts
 Act
Early Summit
UConn LEND organizes 30 community
organizations and consumers for collaborative effort
 CT State ASD Plan
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Foundation of the grant = DPH Title V & LEND & UCEDD
CT State ASD Plan
In order to assure valued life outcomes, all of
Connecticut’s diverse families and other stakeholders will
be aware of the early signs of ASD and have knowledge
about, and access to, evidenced-based, individualized,
and timely screening, diagnostic evaluation and
interventions implemented by a competent work force
and a funded, coordinated system of care.
CT Collaborative Grant:
Goal 1
Implement the CT State Autism Plan
 Strengthen the awareness of the early
signs of ASDs
 Improve knowledge about the screening,
diagnostic assessments and interventions
Outcome: 10% increase in children
receiving ASD specific
developmental screening
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2. Bridge Existing Systems
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CT Medical Home
Initiative
Multidisciplinary care
coordinators
Medical Home sites
Family Support Network
Respite
Extended service funds
Child Development
Infoline
CT Autism Action
Coalition
Coalition members include;
 ASD family organizations
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Community organizations
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State and national models
Family services
Provider training
University faculty
State agency staff
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CT Collaborative Grant:
Goal 2
Engage ASD specific family support and
training organizations to increase public
and professional awareness about ASD
and to nurture a statewide, culturally
competent, family-centered system of
care.
Outcome: 10% increase in contacts with
new families by family
support organizations
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3. Replicate and Expand
Successful Models
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Physician champion
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Academic detailing
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LTSAE materials
CT Collaborative Grant:
Goal 3
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Collaborate with ASD Physician
Champion and pediatric primary care
practitioners and the CMHI to expand
practices providing family-centered,
comprehensive, coordinated health care
Outcome: 10% increase in evaluations
for autism
Results
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