Screening, Referral and Follow-up of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the MCHAT-R

June 9, 2017
Central Michigan University (Live Broadcast)
College of Medicine, Building D, 2520 S. University Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
11 a.m. -2 p.m. (Simulcast: Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant and Wayne State University, Detroit)

Cost: Free 

Presenter: Michelle Fuhr, MA LLP, BCBA, Supervising Behavioral Consultant, University Pediatricians Autism Center, Wayne State University

Early screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders is necessary in order to provide early intervention services. Therefore, audience participants will be prepared to screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders using the evidence-based M-CHAT-R tool after attending this presentation. Discussion will also entail how to address parents with the results of the M-CHAT-R, making referrals, and following up on referrals and recommendations in order to ensure follow-through and coordination of care.

Target Audience: Health care professionals including physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified medical assistants, social workers and community health workers.

Learning Objectives:
Review the necessity of screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Overview of the M-CHAT-R will be provided
Review and practice of the administration and scoring of M-CHAT-R
Discussion will entail considerations and concerns of administration and scoring
The process of making referrals and recommendations based on assessment results will be reviewed.
Coordination of care and follow up recommendations will be discussed

Learning Outcomes:
Identify signs of Autism and at risk clients
Identify the importance of early screening
Implement all components of the M-CHAT-R with guardians of at risk children
Score the M-CHAT-R to determine proper responses and referrals
Refer to the "next steps" for evaluation or treatment
Follow up with clients and providers to determine follow through and results of evaluation

Continuing Education

This activity has been approved for 2.0 CEs for Psychologists.

The Department of Psychology at Wayne State University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychology at Wayne State University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. ONA ID: 20565

Physician Continuing Education

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

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To receive a certificate for CE you must sign in at the beginning of the program and then return the evaluation at the end of the program.


Faculty/Planning Committee

Krista Clancy, MS, LLP, BCBA, Director of Behavioral Services
University Pediatricians Autism Center, Wayne State University

Wanda Gibson Scipio, PhD, APRN, BC
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Wayne State University College of Nursing, Co-­Program Director Michigan Area Health Education Center

Michelle Fuhr, MA, BCBA,Supervising Behavioral Consultant, University Pediatricians Autism Center

Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology Training
Department of Psychology
Wayne State University

For more information, contact:

Rachel Huber
Michigan AHEC