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ECHO Autism at CHOP: While You Wait

Hosted by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


While You Wait is a free evidence-based virtual community designed for families of children awaiting an autism evaluation or access to developmental services. During each session, families will learn from a multidisciplinary group of autism and developmental experts about what they can do while they wait for that next appointment.


Every 2nd Friday
1:30-2:45 pm EST, Nov 2023 – April 2024


Each 75-minute session will include:

  • A presentation from subject matter experts about key topics and best practices for your child.
  • An interactive discussion about aclinical case study
  • A Q&A with the presenter and the opportunity to provide feedback.
  • Access to relevant resources to continue your learning journey and your child.


Fill out our registration form: https://redcap.link/echowhileyouwait


  • Amanda Bennett, MD, MPH – Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Katharine Bouser, MS, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
  • Kathryn Burke, PhD – Special Education
  • Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM – Family Partner and Parent
  • Judith Miller, PhD – Clinical Psychologist
  • Kristy Pucci, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist
  • Susannah Reimer, MSW, LCSW – Clinical Social Worker
  • Monica Schrank – Family Partner and Parent

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, December 8, 2023, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
  • Friday, January 12, 2024, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
  • Friday, February 9, 2024, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
  • Friday, March 8, 2024, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 1:30 - 2:45 pm

Past Dates

  • Friday, November 10, 2023, 1:30 - 2:45 pm




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