ECHO Autism Hawaiʻi

Project Dates

2024 – Present

Funding Source

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service


ECHO Autism is a pioneering initiative designed to improve the quality of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Through virtual collaborative learning sessions, ECHO Autism connects autism service providers and families with autism experts, empowering them with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver timely and effective care. By fostering a community of practice, ECHO Autism aims to reduce disparities in access to autism services and improve outcomes for individuals with ASD across diverse communities.

Principal Investigator

Maya Matheis, Ph.D., M.S.W., is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher at the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. She completed her Masters in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, her PhD in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University, and her postdoctoral training at the UC Davis MIND Institute, where she completed the Autism Research Training Program (ARTP). Her clinical specialization is in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research interests focus on community-based implementation of interventions for ASD, with particular emphasis on training and…


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