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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Systems Change: The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN): Navigating Change Through Facilitating Inter-agency Collaborations


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Patrice Yasuda, Ph.D., CA-LEND Training Director
USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Patrice Yasuda, PhD, Los Angeles, CA, United States, CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Ananda Aspen, MS, MA, Diagnostic Center Central--CA Dept of Education, Fresno, CA, United States;
Robin May, LCSW, EdM, Alta Regional Center--CA Dept of Disability Services, Sacramento, CA, United States;
Jessica Suhrheinrich,, PhD, University of CA, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States;
Patricia Schetter, MA, BCBA, Sacramento, CA, United States, CA - UC Davis UCEDD at the MIND Institute, UCEDD;


CAPTAIN is an exemplary model of intentionally affecting broad systems' level change by identifying/engaging key stakeholders, and leveraging their existing infrastructures/resources for maximum effectiveness. What began as the vision of a few state leadership members to institute a statewide standardized process of implementing evidence-based practices in autism throughout the state, has evolved into a a collaborative effort by key agencies mandated to provide services for individuals with autism.

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