Autism Grant Aims at Helping Schools and Clinics
(Sacramento, Calif) - Aubyn Stahmer, director of community-based treatment research at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study different ways to support training to providers who treat children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The 4-year, $2.7 million grant funds coordinated studies between UC Davis and UC San Diego to test the impact of the "Translating Evidence-based Interventions for ASD: A Multi-level Implementation Strategy (TEAMS)" model. The studies will be conducted in Sacramento, San Diego and Los Angeles.
"This grant is unique because it will allow us to test different ways to better support providers in delivering autism treatments to children in public schools and publicly-funded county mental health clinics," said Stahmer, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis. "If the strategies work, we can use them for practices across different systems that serve children with ASD."
The TEAMS model includes two strategies to improve delivery of ASD treatments and child outcomes. One is providing leadership training at the schools and mental health clinics to support professionals who work with children. The other is enhancing provider training by engaging teachers and clinicians in proactive problem solving and planning to use the treatment models successfully. Approximately 200 children with autism will benefit each year from working with the providers who participate in the study.
"I'm very excited about this project," said Stahmer, who will lead the study for UC Davis focusing on testing TEAMS in classrooms. "It will give us an opportunity to work with teachers, clinicians and leaders in public schools and publicly-funded county mental health clinics in California and increase the use of evidence-based practices for students with autism."
Lauren Brookman-Frazee, associate professor in psychiatry and associate director of the Child and Adolescent Research Center at UC San Diego, also received $2.7 million to lead a study focused on testing TEAMS in publicly-funded outpatient and school-based mental health services in coordination with the MIND Institute.
"I'm thrilled to collaborate with Dr. Stahmer and UC Davis on this large-scale project being conducted in two important service systems for ASD - schools and mental health programs," said Brookman-Frazee, research director of the Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. "In addition to advancing the science on the most effective methods to implement evidence-based treatments in public service systems, we hope this project serves as a model for cross-site collaboration and data collection between UC campuses and for community-engaged research."
The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders. For more information on the MIND Institute, please visit http://mindinstitute.ucdavis.edu.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesHoliday in the Hills on the Placer Wine Trail in DecemberRoseville, CA, - Come join us and help celebrate the holidays on the Placer Wine Trail to benefit Toys for Tots. Enjoy the holidays in Placer County
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Comes to Life at This EventSacramento, Calif. - Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday tale "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will come to life at Fairytale Town's annual Winter Wonderland event.
California Bowl in Roseville November 24- 26Roseville, CA - Nov. 16, 2017 -One of the most competitive and exciting youth football tournaments on the west coast returns to Roseville over Thanksgiving weekend.
Kids with Disabilities to Get Help with Telemedicine Program (Sacramento, Calif.) - The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program
Gun Scare in Roseville at Woodcreek HighRoseville, CA, - Roseville Police find loaded handgun following alert from Woodcreek High Students.
Ford can 'Focus' on its futureRoseville, CA,- Not many people are probably aware, but the Ford Focus has been among the top-selling cars in the world, and even held the top spot in 2013.
$1.5 Million in Grants for Sacramento-area NonprofitsRoseville, CA,- Kaiser Permanente has awarded 52 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to local not-for-profit organizations, schools and public entities in Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties.
Roseville Gas Prices Up 20 Percent Year from Last YearRoseville, CA,- Gas prices in Roseville ticked up slightly this past week. Following on the heels on California's $5 billion a year gas tax hike
Holiday Safety Tips by Roseville Police Dept.Roseville, CA,- The holiday season is a busy and festive time. While you're busy preparing, criminals are stepping up their efforts to increase their holiday haul.
Fishing Club Monthly Breakfast in AuburnThe Rooster Tails Fishing Club monthly breakfast will be held at the Auburn Elks Lodge at 195 Pine Street in Auburn on November 17
Placer County Regional Bikeway Plan UpdateAs Placer County experiences dramatic growth in population, new homes and businesses, the popularity of cycling grows at the same time
Orange is New Pink 5K Walk for Breast CancerOrange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer will take place Sunday, Dec. 3 at Mandarin Hill Orchards in Penryn
NEWS: In Case You Missed It