2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress

2017 Autism CARES Meeting: Pathways to Progress


pdf File CARES 2017 Concurrent Sessions (388KB) [download]

pdf File CARES 2017 Poster Symposia (390KB) [download]

pdf File CARES 2017 Small Group Discussion Guide (361KB) [download]

Monday, July 10, 2017- Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location: Bethesda, MD

This bi-annual meeting was an opportunity for MCHB-funded Autism CARES legislation grant recipients representing research, training, and state systems change efforts, to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration. This meeting was hosted by ITAC, in collaboration with SPHARC and HRSA-MCHB.


Pathways to Progress: Overcoming Barriers to Access, Translating Research to Practice, and Reducing Health Disparities


A final version (click here to download) of the 2017 CARES Meeting agenda 

Plenary Speakers

Click here to view a list of plenary speakers, including biographical information and photographs.  See the presentation titles below to download presentation content.  

Concurrent Sessions

A complete list of accepted concurrent sessions is also included in the "Downloads" box at the top right of this page. Download concurrent session presentations below. 

Grantee Concurrent Presentations

"Moving Forward Together" Concurrent Presentations

Download a list of Moving Forward partner resources compiled by ITAC staff here.  


Select from the list of topical symposia below to view electronic (.pdf) copies of individual posters as they're submitted. A complete list of accepted posters (grouped by symposia) is included in the "Downloads" box at the top right of this page.

Small Group Discussions

A list of small group discussion topics and the discussion guide is included in the "Downloads" box at the top right of this page. Notes from the small group discussions will be available shortly.

Overcoming Barriers to Access for Underserved Communities

Reducing Health Disparities Across the Lifespan

Translating Research to Practice in Diverse Settings


We would like to hear feedback from any event attendees who were not able to submit a paper evaluation on-site.  To share thoughts about your experience, complete the 2017 CARES participant survey (click here) before July 31, 2017.  

Event Information

This meeting was open to individuals representing the network of current (and former) MCHB-funded Autism CARES training, research, and state systems change grant recipients, as well as representatives from relevant federal agencies and invited organizational partners.   If you have questions or concerns about the event contact Sarah DeMaio at [email protected].