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NEW DATE: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: Measuring Team Success & Overcoming Obstacles


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Event Information

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Autism Assessment and Intervention Series Returns in September!

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: Measuring Team Success and Overcoming Obstacles

Presented by: Jennifer Gerdts, PhD

*New time & date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022  | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The recording of all ABACLive events are accessible to those that register for the live event for 2-weeks.

Continuing education credit and professional development requirements must be met within that two-week window.

The recording will close on 10/05/22 at 11:59 pm eastern.

*ABAC, LLC. is an independent, woman-owned online continuing education and professional development center. Companies and organizations partner with ABAC because we help them achieve them achieve their goals. Presenters of in this series are considered ABAC guest speakers and receive speaker fees for presenting.


As more professional organizations are recommending a consideration of and/or move towards interdisciplinary collaboration and practice, ongoing instruction is necessary for professionals to maintain or exceed the quality of clinical care and patient satisfaction when switching to an interdisciplinary model.

The purpose of this event is to provide instruction in an interdisciplinary model used in a high volume, hospital-based autism diagnostic clinic that serves a diverse patient population that can be adapted to other diagnostic settings. Data show that patients evaluated for autism spectrum disorder in interdisciplinary teams have high quality experiences and improved follow-up care compared to patients who undergo single discipline evaluations. Furthermore, providers report increased satisfaction working in interdisciplinary teams compared to working independently (Gerdts et al. 2018).

In addition to introducing the model, Dr. Gerdts will provide information on how to adapt the interdisciplinary team process to serve a diverse range of patients in diagnostic settings and will discuss how they measured their success in maintaining or exceeding clinical outcomes and assuring quality of patient care. Finally, Dr. Gerdts will describe patient and provider satisfaction with the interdisciplinary team model.


Professionals that participate in or conduct autism diagnostic evaluations. Professionals who serve on Child Study and/or IEP teams in various settings who are interested in the impact of interprofessional team diagnostic evaluation models on patient and provider satisfaction.

We also welcome those for whom the topic is within their scope of practice, students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us. Note that continuing education credit may not be available for all professionals in the target audience. ABAC will provide a certificate of attendance for those who attend for professional development purposes.


After attending this event learners will:

  1. Identify key features of the interdisciplinary model used in the diagnostic clinic.
  2. Select adaptations to the team process when necessary.
  3. Identify primary outcomes to measure success of an interdisciplinary team model.



Dr. Gerdts is a child clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Washington. She is a recognized regional and national expert in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities (DD), with 43 peer-reviewed publications, 51 poster and oral presentations at national and international scientific conferences, one book, and two videos. Dr. Gerdts holds multiple leadership positions at UW. She directs the UW Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (UW LEND), which is an interdisciplinary training program in autism and related developmental disabilities, as well as the Clinical Training Unit at UW Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), which houses multiple interdisciplinary clinics. Dr. Gerdts also directs Diagnostic Services at Seattle Children’s Autism Center which uses an evidence-based interdisciplinary team evaluation approach for assessing autism spectrum disorder.


Dr. Gerdts has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. She is presenting on a model of clinical practice at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, which is her employer.


  • 0.2 IACET CEUs:  (Who recognizes IACET Accreditation)
  • 2 BACB CEUs (Learning)
  • 2 APA Credit Hours for psychologists and non-psychologists* CONTENT AREA LEVEL: Introductory
  • 2 NBCC Credit Hours (Content Area: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship)
  • 2 QABA LUs (Learning Units)
  • Speech and Language Pathologists: This event has been reviewed by the ABAC Internal Continuing Education Committee SLP Content Expert and is recommended for SLPs
    • 0.2 IACET CEUs = 2 PDHs for SLPs

Occupational Therapists: This event is approved for 0.2 IACET CEUs. Our ABAC OT content expert has deemed this event "not eligible for AOTA CEUs" based on the AOTA standards for approval. Some OT organizations accept the IACET CEU. Please check with your licensing or certification organization or find out who accepts the IACET CEU here

*ASWB credit hours not offered for this Live Event. Some Social Workers may use APA credit hours for continuing education. Please check with your licensing board. 


  • Attendance Verification and Passing Score on Post-test (80%) Required to Earn Continuing Education Credit
  • Participants are provided multiple opportunities to pass the post-test and provide attendance verification.
  • For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page.

If the abovementioned continuing education credit requirements are not met, participants will not receive continuing education credit. Partial credit will not be awarded. Refunds and transfers are not granted if requirements are not met. In the event additional support is necessary to achieve the expected outcomes (see below) please reach out to to request assistance.

Attendees who meet the continuing education credit requirements must also fill out a confidential evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, the certificate can be found in the "My Certificates" tab in an attendee's personal dashboard.

Post-test: Multiple choice questions| Total anticipated time to complete: Approximately 15 minutes (CE eligible for some professions) | Passing score: 80%

Attendance Verification: Attendance Code Submission Form | Total anticipated time to complete: 2 minutes


Certificate of attendance are offered to those who do not need or require continuing education credit. For those attending the live event, selecting "other" as a professional designation will produce a certificate of attendance for professional development or internal organization training purposes.


After attending this event, attendees will select the correct answer on 80% of the questions within 3 attempts of the post-test that assesses the 4 learning objectives for this 2-hour event.


6:00 pm: Introduction: Welcome, Requirements to earn continuing education, Presenter Bio
6:05 pm: Webinar begins
7:45 pm: Q&A opportunity
8:00 pm: CE requirements, evaluation, check out, certificate of completion


  • Opportunities to interact with the presenter during the Live Event.
  • All ABACLive Events include a reference list which allows attendees to continue their research following the event.
  • Presenters may provide their slides or an abridged version of their slides as a handout at their own discretion.
  • Handouts and additional resources (if applicable) are available for download 24 hours prior to the Live Event start time.
  • Two-week Post-Live Event Access Period: During this time, those that registered for the live event are able to view the recording, access handouts and other resources provided (if applicable) and complete continuing education requirements.