Enhancing Data Collection about Children with Autism

For twenty years, our team at Penn has partnered with Community Behavioral Health and the School District of Philadelphia to improve services for children with autism.  We have learned that collecting data about children’s behaviors and progress can be difficult. Data collection is an important part of helping children with autism, and TSS often are in the best position to collect accurate data. With this in mind, we want to learn from your experiences!

We’ve launched the Your Big Idea Challenge to get ideas from staff and supervisors like yourself.

We want to know: What would make data collection about children with autism easier, more useful, and more motivating for you?

Your answers will guide our team in developing ways to make data collection about children with autism better.

Click on the button below to submit your idea. It’s simple and takes only five minutes! Just for participating, you will be automatically entered into a lottery for five chances to win $100.  The Challenge closes October 25th, so please submit your valuable idea today!

Committee Members

Chris Tjoa, MD

Interim Chief Medical Officer,
Community Behavioral Health

Tamra Williams, PhD

Deputy Chief Clinical Officer
Community Behavioral Health

Patrick Bevenour MSW, BSL

PACE Director
NorthEast Treatment Centers

Alison M. Buttenheim, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor of Nursing
Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard David Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania

Melanie Pellechia, PhD, BCBA, NCSP

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania

Nairann Merceir

Team Leader, BHRS/BCM/STEP Programs
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center