TeamPeds Talks: Conversations on Child Health Equity - Access to Care Environments

Interprofessional Care Experiences for Persons with Autism and Neurodiversity

TeamPeds Talks will spotlight Child Health Equity in our first Conversations on Child Health series. This series of recorded conversations will reflect the several key issues that make up the underlying factors in the arena of Social Determinants of Health.

A “place-based” organizing framework, reflecting key areas of social determinants of health (SDOH), was developed by Healthy People 2020. Each of these determinant areas reflects a number of key issues that make up the underlying factors in the arena of SDOH.

Each conversation episode is hosted by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Executive Board President Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP.

This conversation episode is related to Access to Care Environments.

Dr. Peck is joined by Jane Tobias, DNP, CPNP-PC and Wendy Ross, MD.

Dr. Wendy Ross, is a leader in the field of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics who, in addition to her extensive academic and clinical work, created the first air travel program for families affected by autism. Dr. Ross is passionate about creating an inclusive environment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodiversity. This inclusivity is not limited to health care access, she has worked with museums (including the Smithsonian), sports teams, and other venues to improve inclusion of children affected by autism in the community. Dr. Ross has been an invited speaker by multiple professional and commercial organizations, including the Autism Society of America, the Department of Transportation, American Academy of Pediatrics, and more. She is the recipient of numerous honors and recognitions for her work in the autism community, featured in major media outlets including People Magazine, who named Dr. Ross a “Hero Among Us,” and CNN, who named her a “CNN Hero.” Dr. Ross earned her doctorate at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, before going on to complete a pediatrics residency at Yale and a developmental and behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Jane Tobias, is an Assistant Professor at the Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care and a strong supporter of interprofessional collaboration and education. She brings her primary care pediatric expertise to the Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity, where, alongside Dr. Wendy Ross and her team, they are creating an inclusive environment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodiversity. Dr. Tobias is passionate about transitional care of adolescents with complex medical needs and advocates for increased health care access for this population. She continues to practice in a primary care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she is able merge her passion for pediatric advocacy and education of pediatric nurse practitioner students. She currently serves on the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an at-large board member.

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Share your expertise: If you are interested in joining NAPNAP to explore the ways in which social influencers affect the health of children and their families - we are looking for you! We are planning to launch a new conversation each week from August - November, but we need you to make this happen. Each part of the series will be approximately 30 minutes long and focus on one of 16 topical areas.

Target Audience

Pediatric advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioner students

Learning Objectives

 

  • Articulate various strategies to build an autism-friendly practice and prepare children/adolescents for health care visits.
  • Identify tools to facilitate the transition of an adolescent with autism or neurodiversity to the adult care setting. 
Course summary
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  • 0.50 Contact hours
Course opens: 
09/08/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
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Guest

Wendy Ross, MD and Jane Tobias, DNP, CPNP-PC

Guest Biographies

Dr. Wendy Ross, is a leader in the field of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics who, in addition to her extensive academic and clinical work, created the first air travel program for families affected by autism. Dr. Ross is passionate about creating an inclusive environment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodiversity. This inclusivity is not limited to health care access, she has worked with museums (including the Smithsonian), sports teams, and other venues to improve inclusion of children affected by autism in the community. Dr. Ross has been an invited speaker by multiple professional and commercial organizations, including the Autism Society of America, the Department of Transportation, American Academy of Pediatrics, and more. She is the recipient of numerous honors and recognitions for her work in the autism community, featured in major media outlets including People Magazine, who named Dr. Ross a “Hero Among Us,” and CNN, who named her a “CNN Hero.” Dr. Ross earned her doctorate at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, before going on to complete a pediatrics residency at Yale and a developmental and behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.  

Dr. Jane Tobias, is an Assistant Professor at the Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care and a strong supporter of interprofessional collaboration and education. She brings her primary care pediatric expertise to the Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity, where, alongside Dr. Wendy Ross and her team, they are creating an inclusive environment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodiversity. Dr. Tobias is passionate about transitional care of adolescents with complex medical needs and advocates for increased health care access for this population. She continues to practice in a primary care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she is able merge her passion for pediatric advocacy and education of pediatric nurse practitioner students. She currently serves on the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an at-large board member.

Host
Jessica Peck DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP; President, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Host Biography

Dr. Peck is an expert pediatric clinician, faculty scholar, and anti-trafficking advocate providing innovative, visionary, and award-winning leadership to develop and lead inclusive, diverse interprofessional teams. She has a history of dedicated service to many state and national organizations. As a mother of four, she has special interest in educating and equipping families to promote physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. She is an accomplished author and frequent guest on radio and television. She is the Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year. 

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