Pre-Institute Children’s Services Leadership Summit
The OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Leadership Summit
October 28, 2019 | 8:00am – 4:30pm
Loews Philadelphia Hotel | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The landscape for autism service delivery and the financing of those services is in a state of flux. The prevalence of individuals with a diagnosis of autism is increasing, there are more consumers with co-morbid conditions impacting their treatment and social support needs, there is new state legislation mandating the coverage of specific therapies and treatments, there is a growing shortage of board certified behavior analysts (BCBA), and there are new technologies and program innovations reshaping how we think about treatment. Combined, these factors are presenting new challenges—and opportunities—for specialty provider organizations serving children and youth with autism.
This year, The 2019 OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit is focused on the market factors that are reshaping service delivery in the autism space and the new opportunities for provider organizations serving the autism population. This one-day intensive summit will cover the key issues that are shaping the field, bringing together key executives from payer and provider organizations, market trend setters, and industry thought leaders.
The day will start with a big picture overview of key market trends, followed by a panel of health plan representatives who will discuss how their organizations are approaching financing and care management with the autism population. In the afternoon, we’ll hear exciting case studies from provider organizations that have developed innovative programs for children and youth with autism—they will discuss their models, their program outcomes, their plans for the future, and their advice for other provider organizations. The day will close with a panel discussion on the new technologies that are shaping the course of autism treatment.
What Will Your Team Learn?
- Discover how health plans are approaching financing and care management for the autism population — and what they are looking for from potential provider partners
- Hear exciting case studies from provider organizations that have developed innovative programs for children and youth with autism—including their models, their program outcomes, their plans for the future, and their advice for other provider organizations
- Explore the new technologies that are shaping the course of autism treatment, from mobile apps and telehealth to virtual reality and robotic aids
- Network with key executives from payer and provider organizations, market trend setters, and industry thought leaders working in the autism space
- Increase your understanding of the current autism market — and how to position your organization for success in the future
This event is essential for any provider organization executive currently serving children and youth with autism, those thinking about expanding their services, or those interested in providing a new service to a new population. Register today for all the essential tools your team needs to build a successful strategy for serving the autism market.
Sean Klutinoty, MBA, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
8:00am – 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am The Autism Market In 2019: Increasing Demand, Increasing Cost & New Service Models
Featuring: Sean Klutinoty, MBA, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
9:30am – 11:00am The Payer Perspective On Autism Benefits: A Round Table Discussion On Financing & Care Management
Featuring: Vik Shah, M.D., MBA, Lead Medical Director, Cigna
Yagnesh Vadgama, BCBA, Vice President, Clinical Care Services Autism, Magellan Health
Katherine Wooten, LCSW, BCBA, Clinical Director – Corporate Programs, New Directions
11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:00pm Effectively Training Staff To Implement Evidence-Based Practices When Supporting Individuals With Autism
Devereux’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports-Autism (D-PBIS-Autism) approach is designed to address critical issues related to both the lack of quality programs and staff well-trained in implementing Evidence Based Interventions (EBIs). D-PBIS-Autism creates a framework to provide EBIs to all clients through tiered interventions with increasing focus and intensity. Presenters will review the importance of critical aspects of OBM within the D-PBIS model, including systems to provide staff with regular feedback on their performance. Longitudinal data for D-PBIS initiatives across multiple programs will also be reviewed and discussed.
Featuring: Todd Harris, Ph.D., Executive Director of Autism Services, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Richard G. Allen, Psy.D., BCBA-D, NCSP, Supervising Psychologist, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm The Scott Center’s Model For Telehealth Services
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment and the Florida Institute of Technology are recognized as global leaders in autism treatment and research. With the growing incidence of autism, The Scott Center is using telehealth to overcome geography and physical constraints based on a user-centric approach – The Patient Journey Model. This presentation will focus on the successful process of iteratively launching web-based services at each stage of the Patient Journey Model and how the services combine into a greater whole, results, challenges and key learnings.
Featuring: Boyd H. Mark, Director of Telehealth Services, The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
1:45pm – 2:30pm SARRC’s Community School: Building Community From The Ground Up
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC’s) vision is for people with autism to be meaningfully integrated into inclusive communities. In order to advance their vision, they focus on improving the skills and behaviors of individuals with autism across the lifespan while at the same time improving the skills and behaviors of the community to better support and include people with autism. Their vision begins with SARRC’s Community School, an innovative, ABA-based preschool program that integrates children with autism with their typically developing peers, helping build community from the ground up. In this program, children with autism receive comprehensive, intensive treatment in a naturalistic, play-based environment with the opportunity to learn from and interact with their typically developing peers. Developing students benefit from all of the elements that make up a high quality preschool, including a low teacher-to-student ratio (4:1), a language enriched environment, and a diverse setting that promotes inclusion, understanding, and support of children with individual differences. In 2011, the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) identified SARRC’s Community School “among the most promising practices in autism services to influence the development of effective care systems in other states”.
Featuring: Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D, President & Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:30pm Easterseals’ Holistic Approach To Serving Clients With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
The Easterseals UCP presentation will focus on their holistic approach to serving clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. Presenters will review how they utilize Applied Behavior Analysis to meet the needs of a wide range of clients and promote long-term behavior change through intentional programming and training. Additionally, the training and development framework that supports early intensive ABA services and other Easterseals services, such as early education, home and community-based supports, employment and housing, will be discussed.
Featuring: Lecia M. Anzaldo, MPA, BCBA, Director of Autism Services, Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
Bryant Edgerton, Vice President, IDD Services North Carolina, Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
S. Shanun Kunnavatana, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Director of Clinical Development, Autism Services, Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
3:30pm – 4:30pm Tech-Enabled Care & Treatment Innovation: A Town Hall Discussion On The Technologies Reshaping Autism Services
- Sean Klutinoty, MBA, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
- Richard G. Allen, Psy.D., BCBA-D, NCSP, Supervising Psychologist, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
- Todd Harris, Ph.D., Executive Director of Autism Services, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
- Boyd H. Mark, Director of Telehealth Services, The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
- Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D, President & Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)