What is Project ECHO Autism?

Project ECHO Is an online learning and guided practice model that is revolutionizing professional health education. The program links clinicians practicing in local communities (“spokes”) with specialist care teams (“hubs”). It is hosted in a teleconsultation format involving a mix of didactic presentations and in-depth case consultations. Autism effects one out of every 39 children in the state of North Carolina. Referrals to specialty clinics often involve travel and long waitlists for families. TEACCH, in collaboration with the Autism Society of NC, UNC CIDD, NC DHHS, and NC AHEC, have created a Project ECHO Autism to support local primary care and behavioral health providers to improve their knowledge and confidence in providing evidence-based strategies and treatment to individuals in North Carolina with ASD.

  • Primary care and behavioral health providers in North Carolina who have individuals with an autism spectrum disorder of any age on their caseload and who would like to develop their expertise in working with this population.
  • The cost to participate is free. Continuing education credits and level IV MOC credits (when applicable) will also be provided free of charge.
  • To participate you need a device (desktop computer, laptop, phone, tablet) with a microphone, camera, and internet access
  • Participation includes 90-minute teleconsultation events held 2 times monthly. ECHO sessions are typically held on Mondays around lunchtime.

Registration for Project ECHO Autism is not currently open.

If you are a North Carolina behavioral health or primary care provider and are interested in being added to an interest list for the next cohort, please email:

NC Primary Care Providers: teacch_echomd@med.unc.edu

NC Behavioral Health Providers: teacch_echomh@med.unc.edu