Act Early ECHO provides information and resources about current and emerging knowledge
and evidence-based promising practices about the four phases of early identification:
family-engaged developmental monitoring, developmental screening, referrals for needed
supports and services, and receipt of needed services.
The Act Early ECHO is targeted to reach early childhood professionals in Ohio and
Wyoming to encourage cross-state collaborations and resource sharing.
This network is a collaboration between University of Wyoming Project ECHO, Wyoming Act Early, Cincinnati Children's Hospital at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio Act Early, and The MetroHealth System.
ACT Early ECHO Credits
Sessions are held on Mondays (bi-weekly) at 1:00-2:30pm MT / 2:00-3:30pm CT / 3:00
- 4:30pm ET
This series is intended for health care providers, early childhood educators, community-based
professionals, and administrators who work with and care for young children. Attendance
at all sessions is encouraged, but not required.
Focused on using the Learn the Signs. Act Early. materials and education around health
disparities, social emotional development, resources, autism spectrum disorder, and
more. This series provides information and resources about current and emerging knowledge
and evidence based promising practices about the five components of early identification.
Register for the 2023-2024 Act Early ECHO Series
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Learning Objectives: List and describe the 5 steps for early identification of developmental concerns;
Discuss the "Learn the Signs. Act Early." model and its benefit; Apply concepts to
a case and identify recommendations and next steps.
Presenter: Stephanie Weber, PsyD, MPH, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center
Learning Objectives: Describe racial/ethnic disparities in developmental screening, autism identification,
assessment, and treatment.
Presenter:Sharnita Harris, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Learning Objectives: Describe responsive practices related to supporting healthy social emotional development
and behavioral interventions for young children.
Presenter: Meagan Scott, PhD, BCBA, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Learning Objectives: Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on systems-level barriers to early identification for
Presenter: Lauren Jones, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Learning Objectives: Understand cultural factors that commonly impact autism spectrum (ASD) diagnosis in
the Latinx population; Identify strategies to effectively integrate cultural factors
into care for autistic individuals from Latinx population.
Presenters: Rosanna Rivero, PsyD, and Jennifer Runner, LISW-S; MetroHealth
Learning Objectives: Identify and describe common resource options for young children with suspected autism
spectrum disorder; Understand what families and providers can ask for and expect from
different supporting organizations; Discuss common resources that families need following
an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.
Presenters: Beth Bacon, LISW-S and Jennifer Runner, LISW-S; MetroHealth
Learning Objectives: Identify basic behavioral strategies that are effective for young children with autism
related behavioral difficulties; Discuss the purpose and merits of Applied Behavioral
Presenter: Morgan McNeel, PhD; Psychology Fellow, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nationwide
Learning Objectives: Describe the roles of various professionals in the diagnosis autism spectrum disorder; Understand
the different types of treatment for ASD provided by professionals from various disciplines.
Presenter: Irene Dietz, MD; MetroHealth
» ECHO Participant Guide: Are you new to the ECHO community? Review the ECHO Participant guide to learn more about joining and participating in an ECHO session. Learn more about the ECHO model.
» Present a Challenge or Opportunity: Community presentations are a key component in the Project ECHO model and critically
important for knowledge building and sharing. Submit your challenge or opportunity and brainstorm evidence-based solutions or share successes with colleagues and other
professionals within the network.
» Credit Information: Visit the Act Early ECHO credit information page to learn about earning: PTSB credit, STARS credit, UW graduate credit (Wyoming
participants); Step Up to Quality credit, DODD credits and CEUs (Ohio participants); Certificates
of attendance (all participants)
» Past Session Materials: Access past session materials and professional development recordings.
» ECHO Updates: Sign up for University of Wyoming weekly ECHO newsletter to receive upcoming session information and updates.
From birth to 5 years, children should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak,
act and move. Track a child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
More information and resources related to developmental milestones are available from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thank you to our 2021-2022 Act Early ECHO partners: UW Project ECHO, Act Early Wyoming,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Act Early Ohio, Virginia Commonwealth
University School of Education, Act Early Virginia, and Act Early Massachusetts.
UW Project ECHO
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2977
Toll Free: (888) 989-9463
TeleType: (800) 908-7011
Fax: (307) 766-2763