Free Category 1 CME Autism Training: Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder in Primary Care

We are pleased to announce our second continuing medication education training opportunity on May 11th, 2019 for professionals working with children in the Vietnamese community in King County. As a key stakeholder and advocate for children’s health, please consider attending and inviting others.

This free educational opportunity is provided by Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB), University of Washington LEND, HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health and Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Attach is a flyer for you to use to invite others. Thank you for your commitment and support.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For registration or questions about the venue and details for the day, please contact Van Hong at vhong@Hopecentralhealth.org.

Best regards,
VFAAB

Autism: Diagnosis and Evaluation. T.K. Brasted

On 2/23/2019, T.K. Brasted, HopeCentral’s Director of Behavioral Health, shared an overview of Autism, including the disorder’s signs, associated conditions, and the evaluation process. He leads HopeCentral’s autism diagnostic evaluation team and supports the physicians in the delivery of behavioral health services within the context of primary care. Dr. Brasted is also a member of the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council.

For any providers interested in attending the 2nd CME day (May 11th, 2019. Location Wisteria Hall|UW Botanical Gardens), we recommend checking his presentation to further equip yourself for the next physician training day; As we dig deeper into Autism comorbidities & Management within primary care!

The videos TK had prepared in his slides are listed below:
7:00 video#1
7:00 video#2
17:00
19:50
27:40

MCHAT-R Focus Groups for Vietnamese Parents

VFAAB is currently in the process of forming focus groups. The purpose of this focus group is to evaluate and adapt a Vietnamese language version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (Vietnamese MCHAT-R) for cultural and language appropriateness. We need your help! This opportunity is a great way to meet other members of the Vietnamese community, to congregate together and improve the screening process for Vietnamese children.

Focus groups will last for 2.5 hours and each participant will receive a thank you gift of $50 for their time. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in taking part in this focus group. Please contact Swee May Cripe at
sCripe@hopecentralhealth.org or Van Hong at vHong@hopecentralhealth.org

Free CME Autism Training for the Vietnamese Community

Dear friends,

We are pleased to announce a pilot training opportunity on February 23, 2019 for Vietnamese medical providers and other health care professionals who care for Vietnamese families. As a key stakeholder and advocate for children’s health, please consider attending and inviting others. This free educational opportunity is provided by Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB), HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health and Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Attach is a flyer for you to use to invite others. Thank you for your commitment and support, for it takes a village.

Best regards,
VFAAB

MCHAT-R Focus Groups

VFAAB is currently in the process of forming focus groups. The purpose of this focus group is to evaluate and adapt a Vietnamese language version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (Vietnamese MCHAT-R) for cultural and language appropriateness. We need your help! This opportunity is a great way to meet other members of the Vietnamese community, to congregate together and improve the screening process for Vietnamese children.

Focus groups will last for 2.5 hours and each participant will receive a thank you gift of $50 for their time. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in taking part in this focus group. Please contact Swee May Cripe at
sCripe@hopecentralhealth.org or Van Hong at vHong@hopecentralhealth.org

Physician Training CME Kick-Off Dinner

We are proud to announce that VFAAB will be sponsoring CME opportunities for medical providers in early 2019 to better understand the diagnostic, referral and “after diagnosis management” system for children with development delay. Please join us on November 9, 2018 at 6pm at Tamarind Tree Restaurant for an introductory CME dinner and presentation sponsored by Seattle Children’s Autism Center.

Autism Spectrum Disorder 11.9.18 CME v3

Featured speakers:
*Gary Stobbe, MD, Neurologist and Director of Adult Autism Transitional Services at Seattle Children’s Autism Center
*Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of Education and Outreach at Seattle Children’s Autism Center

This presentation will target providers who care for patients within the Vietnamese community. Topics included:

* How to communicate to parents who have concerns
* Appropriate screenings and measures
* Referral information and how to seek a diagnosis
* Available therapies including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
* Overview of unique challenges for the Vietnamese community
* Information on resources available from the Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB)
* Upcoming training opportunities in January from VFAAB
* Q&A with Seattle Children’s providers and VFAAB members

RSVP by November 5th
Laurel Hopkins
By Phone: (206) 987-5765
By email: physician.relations@seattlechildrens.org