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STAT-MD Training

Date: July 19, 2024

Time: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: Online Via Zoom

Friday, July 19, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Early Identification of ASD for Pediatric Health Care Providers

STAT-MD Training is designed to teach enhanced diagnostic consultation and screening procedures to pediatric medical providers serving young children. These 1 and 1.5 day workshops provide training in conducting autism-focused assessments with children between 18 and 36 months of age. Training components include: Performing interactive screening with the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT) Conducting developmentally sensitive caregiver interviews Formulating diagnostic impressions and communicating them to caregivers Identifying appropriate billing and coding procedures.


This program was developed through a partnership of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), in response to AAP guidelines mandating ASD screening at 18 and 24 months. While many tools are widely available for preliminary screening, waits for appropriate diagnostic services and early intervention services following positive screens are often in excess of 6-12 months. The STAT-MD program provides a mechanism for pediatric clinicians to incorporate diagnostic consultation into their own practices within a time sensitive framework (i.e., 1 hour expanded consultation). Preliminary evaluation results of this training program have been published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Findings suggest that incorporating enhanced diagnostic screening based on the STAT-MD model can help accurately identify approximately 3/4 of young children with autism referred for evaluation.

STAT-MD Presenter

Jeff Hine, Ph.D., BCBA
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Licensed Psychologist

Program Coordinator

For more information, contact Amy Swanson, MA, at amy.r.swanson@vumc.org or (615) 322-6533.

Workshop Fee

$200 for out of state providers
Waived for Tennessee providers
Note: we cannot process POs.


Click the registration link above to be directed to the online registration.


After participating in this educational activity, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the core features of ASD in young children.
  2. List developmental risk markers for ASD in young children.
  3. Identify a framework for initiating community-based services for families of young children with ASD.
  4. Score elements of the STATTM that can be used as part of an overall office-based assessment for ASD.
  5. Conduct a developmentally sensitive caregiver interview.
  6. Synthesize information from a variety of sources to assist differential diagnosis of ASD in young children.
  7. Determine likelihood for autism based on case examples of STAT assessment, parent interview, and medical record review.
  8. Communicate diagnostic impressions and STAT results to parent(s).
  9. Explain how to code for the above services.

Continuing Education

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this educational activity for 9.0 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. No partial credit may be awarded.

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This event is eligible for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours; however, the number of hours is yet to be determined.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nursing Education and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Americans with Disabilities Act
It is the policy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or auxiliary aids mentioned in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please contact the Office for Continuous Professional Development (OCPD) to request assistance.

Commercial Support
This activity received no commercial support.

Financial Disclosures
VUMC CE activities are compliant with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in accredited continuing education. Any individual in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including but not limited to planners and faculty, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations. All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated before this activity started.

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Funded through the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and the Autism CARES Act: Innovations in Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program, Grant # H6MMC332360100: Tennessee Cares for Autism Spectrum Disorder Navigation Network.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).