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• In fiscal year 2020, 39,220 Missouri residents utilized developmental disability services through the Missouri Department of Mental Health.1 • Developmental disability services account for 53% of Missouri’s state mental health funding (about 1.3 billion dollars annually).

• Physicians and psychologists are required for making eligible diagnoses, but registration for state support is patient dependent and can be perceived as an extensive paperwork process.

• Project Goal: Measure and increase the percentage of eligible patients registered for their state mental health resource offices.


Behavioral Medicine | Pediatrics


Presented at the 2021 Quality & Patient Safety Day, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, May 2021.

Registration of newly diagnosed children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities at state regional offices



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