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AMCHP’s State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) is a comprehensive web-based resource center intended to provide ongoing technical assistance and facilitate cross-state learning to increase the capacity of states, particularly Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs, in developing and implementing systems of care for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD).


Since 2008, SPHARC has been a leading national resource center for state and jurisdictional public health professionals as well as others involved in the ASD/DD field. SPHARC’s work focuses on four major areas: resource development, technical assistance, peer learning, and centering lived experience.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UJ0MC31068-05-00 – Partnership for the State Public Health Coordinating Center for Autism ($1,650,000). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government.