Increasing Behavioral Knowledge and Practice for Working with Students 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. Register 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.