Autism CARES Grantee Meeting

Changing Course and Taking Action: Exploring Solutions to Address Workforce Challenges for Those Serving the Autism Spectrum/Developmental Disability Community

August 9, 2022, 2-5 PM ET

The 2022 Autism CARES Meeting was held Tuesday, August 9th from 2 PM – 5 PM ET via Zoom. This virtual event was an opportunity for HRSA-funded CARES grantees (representing research, training, and state systems) to share information about activities within their respective networks, discuss emerging trends, and facilitate meaningful collaboration.

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Welcome to the 2022 Autism CARES Meeting

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Share your program’s workforce development resources with other Autism CARES grantees.

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Learn more about our featured speakers for this year’s 2022 Autism CARES Meeting.

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View the full agenda for the 2022 Autism CARES Meeting on August 9th at 2 PM ET.


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Marilyn Augustyn
Yetta Myrick
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Ivanova Smith
Ida Winters
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Timotheus (TJ) Gordon Jr.


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Event Information

This meeting is only 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. If you have questions or concerns about the event, please contact Jackie  Czyzia, Senior Manager, at

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Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

The annual Autism CARES Meeting is hosted by AUCD’s Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) in partnership with AMCHP’s State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The contents of this site are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA’s MCHB.