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The Autism Resource Coordinator will serve to provide general assistance, information, and referrals for families with a child with autism. The Coordinator will work directly with Hospital personnel as an internal informational resource and coordinator between related services for children the Hospital serves. The Coordinator will also collect and disseminate relevant information from the community.
1) Answer general questions and make referrals for families/professionals seeking assistance for a child with autism.
2) Assist families in identifying funding for different types of services for children with autism (including behavioral intervention, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical evaluation and services, and child guidance services).
3) Identify and delineate the services offered by Children's Hospital and the community.
4) Distribute resource materials for families/professionals seeking information. Employ a data-base of referral information and/or an FAQ web site pertaining to professionals and services. Organize informational packets for distribution through the mail.
5) Market the above resources both internally and externally: Attend monthly meetings to establish network of Hospital personnel working with children with autism, to update these personnel with relevant information accumulated, and to be updated by the personnel about current services being offered.
6) Implement a ?screening? process to assist families in determining the necessary services or assessments, and implement a clinical pathway for interdisciplinary assessment of autism.
7) Assist with the coordination of scheduling to streamline the initial assessment process by allowing families to schedule appointments with various providers with one phone call.
8) Serve as a repository of information regarding local, regional, state, and federal advocacy activities on behalf of children with autism.
9) Employ a data-base to assess the demand/waiting lists for services and the ability of current service capacities to meet the community's needs; project and quantify the need for additional medical, psychological, social, speech and OT services for children with autism.
Bachelor's degree with extensive experience in the field of autism will be considered.
Experience in the field of autism, developmental disabilities, behavior analysis, or a related field required.
Minimum Physical Requirements:Must be able to fulfill all the above duties without restriction.