MACSS Webinars

Next Promoted Webinar:

2014 CAAI Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Transition

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Time

Webinar Description:

This webinar will begin with a presentation from Got Transition staff who will speak broadly about transition and an upcoming Federal transition plan, followed by CAAI grantee presentations on research, training, state-specific successes and best practices for advancing transition for individuals on the autism spectrum.


New Directions in Health Care Transition Improvement

Patience White, Co-Director of Got Transition

Margaret McManus, Co-Director of Got Transition

Transition to Adult Health Care for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Karen Kuhlthau, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School 

Marji Erickson Warfield, Director and Senior Scientist, The Nathan and Toby Starr Center on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University 

Health Care Transition Models for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cecily Betz, Research Director, Director of Nursing Training, Children's Hospital Los Angeles 

The Role of Family Leaders in Making Transition Work

Diana Autin, Executive Co-Director for Health and Family Support of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network


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Archived Webinars:

Note: You'll be taken to a registration page then to the archive.

January 30, 2012 Title: The Importance of Acting Early!

Georgina Peacock and Jennifer Bogin

This webinar provided information on
Early Intervention from a Federal Perspective.

March 26, 2012 Title: Health Insurance Coverage for Children in Mississippi with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities

Meg Comeau, Director of the Catalyst Center at the Boston University School of Public Health will be the speaker for this webinar.  The Catalyst Center is the MCHB-funded national center dedicated to providing technical assistance and applied research support to states and stakeholder groups on health care financing policy for children with special health care needs. 

This webinar provided information on

  • the various private and public coverage options available to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities (ASD/DD)
  • the challenges and opportunities in health care reform around closing the gaps in coverage for children with ASD/DD, particularly with regard to the essential health benefits, and
  • the technical assistance resources on health care coverage and financing policy available through the Catalyst Center.

April 18, 2012 Title: Health Insurance Coverage for Children in Mississippi.

Latanya Harrison is a Customer Service Specialist with the Division of Medicaid in the Bureau of Beneficiary Relations.
Jacqueline Andrews is the Bureau Director II within the Bureau of Coordinated Care at the Mississippi Division of Medicaid, also known as MississippiCAN.
Jennifer Grant is the Division Director for Special Mental Health Initiatives, Bureau of Mental Health Programs at the Mississippi Division of Medicaid.
Laureta Cameron is the Operations Management Analyst, Principal for the Bureau of Mental Health Programs at the Mississippi Division of Medicaid.

About the Webinar
This webinar provided information on the various services available to children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities (ASD/DD) provided by:

  • Mississippi Division of Medicaid
  • MississippiCAN
  • Mississippi Division of Medicaid Bureau of Mental Health Programs

June 27, 2012 Transitions in Health Care: from Pediatrics to Adult Care Services

Elizabeth Felder, MD - Pediatrician associated with USM’s Pediatric Developmental Evaluation and Services team.
Jay Dumas, MD - Family Practice physician located at the Oak Grove Family Clinic in Hattiesburg.
Pam Dollar - Director of the Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center

About the Webinar
This webinar presented the issues involved in transitioning a patient with special health care needs to adult health care. Dr. Felder discussed the Pediatrician’s role in this transition and Dr. Dumas presented the transition issues from the adult medicine perspective. Mrs. Dollar interviewed  families dealing with Autism who are going through this process and will share their experiences.