Increasing Behavioral Knowledge and Practice for Working with Students with Autism

child with autism

ECHO Autism: Behavior Solutions in Schools sessions will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Click below to register. Click here to download the ECHO flyer.


How Does It Work?

Participants will join an interdisciplinary team of experts in cased-based learning via interactive online video conferences. Together, they will collaborate in increasing behavioral knowledge and practice when working with children with autism in educational settings. Participants will include education professionals such as teachers, school nurses, IEP staff and school counselors.

What Does This ECHO Offer?

  • No cost continuing education for professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialty providers
  • Patients get better care in their community
  • No cost to participating sites or individuals

Goals and Objectives

This ECHO will improve care for children with autism by helping participants:

  • Understand the principles of behavior.
  • Learn and use behavior management across the school setting.
  • Know when and how to collaborate effectively with school behavior specialists.
  • Understand roles for medical evaluation and learn strategies to help when giving medications.

Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:

  • How Physical and Mental Health Impact Behavior
  • Why Kids Misbehave at School
  • How to Prevent Behavior Before it Happens
  • Preventing Problems During Physical Exam
  • Understanding Frequent Visits to the Nurse’s Office
  • Responding to Challenging Behaviors
  • Two-Way Communication with Families and Healthcare Providers
  • Communicating With the IEP Team
  • Understanding and Responding to Self-Injury
  • Medication Use in Children on Autism Spectrum
  • Getting Kids to Take Medicine
  • Improving Communication Tips for Talking With Children
  • Parent Perspectives

Meet the Expert Team

Brandon May, PhD, MSW, BCBA, Behavior Analyst, Washington University, St. Louis

John Mantovani, MD, Child Neurologist, Mercy Kids, Autism Center

Cy Nadler, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Children’s Mercy, Kansas City

Amber Lashley, CCLS, MHA, Child Life Specialist, University of Missouri

Amy Longenecker, Parent Advocate

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.