Center for Autism Research
The Center for Autism Research (CAR)
Distinguished Lecture Series Presents

"Context matters: Implementing evidence-based practices for children with autism in public schools"

  

Presented by: David S. Mandell, ScD 

Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine,

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine,

Associate Director, Center for Autism Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Where:
Abramson Research Center, Room 123 ABC
3615 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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When:
Thursday April 4, 2013 from
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Please allow yourself 10-15 minutes to park and walk to the building.

 

Accreditation Statement 

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

AMA Credit Designation Statement 

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

APA Accreditation Statement 

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Act 48 Credits will also be available 

 

 

David S. Mandell, ScD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, where he directs the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. He also is Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The goal of his research is to improve the quality of care individuals with autism receive in their communities. This research is of two types. The first examines the effects of different state and federal strategies to organize, finance, and deliver services on service use patterns and outcomes. The second consists of experimental studies designed to determine the best strategies to successfully implement proven-efficacious practices in community settings. Dr. Mandell is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications, many of which examine unmet need among children with psychiatric and developmental disabilities and strategies for reducing disparities. He co-chaired the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Autism Task Force from 2003 to 2006. He also served as a member of the planning team for the Philadelphia Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Children's Behavioral Health in 2007. He currently serves as a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Council.

 

Many interventions for children with autism have been proven-efficacious in university-based research settings. These interventions rarely make their way into community practice, however, and when they do, rarely result in the same outcomes as observed in the research trials. The gap between research and community practice requires new ways of thinking about community-research partnerships and new strategies for intervention development and implementation. This presentation will discuss findings from a large-scale randomized trial collaboratively conducted by the University of Pennsylvania and the School District of Philadelphia, and the development of strategies to increase the use of evidence-based practices for students with autism in public schools.


This lecture is intended for families of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and for professionals supporting individuals on the autism spectrum. We also invite anyone who is interested in learning more about ASD.

 

Upon completion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

 

  1. Discuss some of the challenges encountered when implementing research-based interventions in community practice.
  2. Describe the study trial design of the collaborative project with the Philadelphia School District.
  3. Explain the strategies used to increase the use of evidence-based practices in public school.

 
Please RSVP to reserve your seat!

Event contact:
Julianne Fretz
Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
autism@email.chop.edu
267-426-3518