Great Lakes Regional Consortium


For more information on the activities of this regional consortium, please contact the co-chairs, Jennifer Smith and Paula Rabidoux.

For general questions, please contact Jackie Czyzia, AUCD's Senior Manager for MCH Technical Assistance.



Featured Speaker: 

National Standards Project

Hanna Rue, PhD 

National Standards Project


Quality Improvement Methods in Access to Care for Children with ASD
Heather Johnson, PsyD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Parent-implement Communication Intervention for Children with Significant Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and
Problem behavior: An Application of Telehealth as a Service Delivery Mechanism

Joe Reichle, PhD
University of Minnesota

Transitioning Together

Leann Smith, PhD                                                                           

University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Riley Care Coordination Program: Implementation and Evaluation of a Best-Practice Model of Care Coordination

Rebecca McNally Keehn, PhD

Rylin Rodgers

Indiana University

Mothers of Children with ASD as Community Health

Sandy Magaña , PhD, MSW
University of Illinois at Chicago

Individual Family Service Plan Outcome and Strategy
Assessment: A Standardized Method

Andrea Witwer, PhD
Kim Travers, MA
Karah Bush, DPT
The Ohio State University

For more information visit the event webpage here.

Event Program



Great Lakes LEND Collaborative Conference

Chicago, IL      

October, 9, 2014


Morning Session

Targeted Treatment for the Underlying Disorder in Fragile X Syndrome
Personal Narrative as Parent of Child with Genetic Condition and Perinatal Hospice
Clinical Whole Exome Sequencing
Care Coordination: Empowering Families - A Model for Partnership between Regional Genetics Collaboratives
Genetic Alliance Impact Award to Improve Newborn Screening in Wisconsin Plain Communities
Meet your Neighbor: The Region 4 Midwest Genetics Collaborative

Afternoon Session

Michigan's Medicaid Applied Behavior Analysis Services and Michigan Resources
Challenges in Medicaid Parity for ASD
Financing Autism Treatment in Indiana: A Glimpse at the State of the State Related to Public and Private Funding Options
Funding Autism Treatment in Wisconsin: Waiver, Insurance, and Looking Ahead
DHS Autism Policy Benefit Specialist-Updates on new ASD waiver
Autism Diagnosis Education Project in Ohio
Let's Get Energized! Breathing new life into Ohio's Act Early Activities


Participant List

Conference brochure here  



Regional Disparities in the Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Looking at Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Age

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Zilber School of Public Health, Milwaukee, WI


Autism: A Family Perspective

Disparities in ASD Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status: Results from the ADDM Network

A Study of Prevalence Rates of ASD Diagnosis in Somali Population in Minnesota

a. Autism in Somali and Non-Somali Children in Minneapolis 1-pager

b. Somali Milestone Brochure

Validation of the ADI-R for Latino Populations

Rates of ASD Diagnosis by Gender and Age

Profile of the Children Served in the Autism Center in First Year of Service in Puerto Rico, Our Experiences in the Process

Response Panel of Parents and Self-Advocates



Onsite Participant List

Remote Site Participant List


Great Lakes LEND Collaborative and IN LEND Present:

Forum on States' Act Early Initiatives

Thursday, October 4, 2012

9:00-12:00 (EST) - Full group

1:00-4:00 (EST) - State onsite activities

Learn More HERE.


Forum Materials:

Welcome & Introduction

Illinois Presentation

Indiana Presentation

Michigan Presentation

Minnesota Presentation

Puerto Rico Presentation

Wisconsin Presentation

Forum Reflective Questions

Work Group Summary Notes

Participant List


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Jennifer Smith
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Paula Rabidoux
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Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705-2280
Main Phone:  608-263-1656
Main Fax:  608-263-0529
Website 2:

Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
103 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Main Phone:  612-624-6830
Main Fax:  612-625-6619
Main Email:  [email protected]

University of Illinois LEND
The University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Main Phone:  312-413-2652
Main Fax:  312-413-4098

Riley Child Development Center
Indiana University
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
705 Riley Hospital Drive, Room 5837
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5225
Main Phone:  317-944-8167
Main Fax:  317-944-9760

Developmental Disabilities Institute
Wayne State University
Developmental Disabilities Institute
4809 Woodward Avenue
268 Leonard N. Simons Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Main Phone: 313-577-2654
Toll Free Number: 888-978-4334

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati
MLC 4002, 3333 Burnett Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039
Ph: (513) 636-2837
Contact: Jennifer Bass, PsyD

Nisonger Center
The Ohio State University
357 McCambell
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Ph: (614) 292-8365
Contact: Paula Rabidoux, PhD