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SMART Program

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South Sound Parent to Parent is honored to provide SMART services in Thurston County. SMART (School Medical Autism Review Team) is based on a statewide program designed to shorten families’ wait times for an Autism evaluation. The SMART program’s specialists evaluate children under 5 and connect families with community resources including Early Support and educational services through local school districts.

No doctor or insurance referral is required. For more information contact the Thurston County Autism Coalition at, or call (360) 375-2107.   You can also click on &  fill out the SMART Form: 

Early Screening For Autism Can Open A World Of Possibilities!




For more information in Washington State, please click the button below to access the WS Medical Home Partnership Project: 

 Please Click below to access the referral form for your child, & the English flyer:


Our process consists of three simple steps:

  1. The family, with the support of the SMART Program Coordinator, gathers the child’s complete medical and educational file. This information is reviewed during the evaluation process and will be used to inform the evaluation as well as the team’s recommendations. Once the child’s file is complete, the SMART Program Coordinator will work with your family to schedule an evaluation.

  2. The child and family will meet with 2 to 4 evaluators to complete a joint evaluation. After the evaluation, the full team meets to review all the testing and records in order to make a team decision as to whether or not the child meets the diagnostic criteria for Autism.

  3. The family and evaluation team meets again to review the evaluation report, diagnosis decision, and resources/next steps.

Our SMART team:

 Kim Rush, M. Ed – SMART Program Coordinator

Amy Belko, M.D. – Pediatrician

Hillary Paul, Ed.S., NCSP – School Psychologist

Anne-Marie Chapman, CCC-SLP – Speech Pathologist

Naomi Mork, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist


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South Sound Parent to Parent

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Contact Us:

   Thurston County                       Mason County 

   2108 Caton Way SW                 2505 Olympic Hwy N. #140

  Olympia, WA  98502                  Shelton, WA  98584

   360.352.1126 Main                    360.462.0383

   360.742.3061 Admin                 360.462.0362 (Espanol)

   360.352.0761 FAX (All Counties)                                        

   Grays Harbor 

   418 E First St 207 A&B 

   Aberdeen, WA 98520


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