About This Program

The goal of this program is to increase knowledge of best practices and evidence-based care for children ages birth to 8 with developmental, behavioral, and mental health concerns.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Developmental delay
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Dysregulation
  • Intellectual disability
  • Special education
  • Trauma/adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

Participants are expected to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation.

Hub Team

Amie Bettencourt headshot.

Amie Bettencourt, PhD, MS

Clinical Child Psychologist
Mallory Finn Legg, Esq.

Mallory Finn Legg, Esq.

Special Education Law Attorney
Mary Leppert headshot

Mary L. O'Connor Leppert , MB, BCh

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician
Anna Maria Wilms Floet , MD headshot

Anna Maria Wilms Floet , MD

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician

Who Should Participate?

Medical providers (MD, DO, NP, PA), psychologists, social workers, early childhood mental health consultants and early childhood professionals.


Professionals who work on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (Wicomico, Dorchester, Worchester and Somerset counties).


Twenty-one ECHO sessions held virtually
First and third Tuesdays of each month, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
September 21, 2021 – June 7, 2022




Pre- and Post-Test

This series will include a pre- and post-test that will be used to understand its effectiveness and for program evaluation.


  • January 4, 2022               Disruptive Behavior Etiologies                               
  • January 18, 2022             Dysregulation                                                             
  • February 1, 2022             ADHD – Is This Really ADHD?                                  
  • February 15, 2022           Behavioral Strategies for ADHD                              
  • March 1, 2022                 IEP or 504 – Strategies for Children with ADHD  
  • March 15, 2022               ADHD Medications                                                   
  • March 29, 2022               Approaches to Address Sleep Problems in Young Children            
  • April 5, 2022                    Special Education and English Language Learners              
  • April 19, 2022                  Autism - Is this Really Autism?                                
  • May 3, 2022                     Management of Anxiety Disorders in Young Children             
  • May 17, 2022                   Long-Term Risks Established by Early Language Delay             
  • May 31, 2022                   Intellectual Disability – Practical Practice Points 
  • June 7, 2022                    Audience Choice - Topic TBD          

Continuing Education Credit Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live teleconference activity for a maximum of 156 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 156 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is authorized by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a provider of continuing education.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program.  A certificate for 156 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this live teleconferencing activity.

The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 156 credit hours of Category 1 or 156 CEUs of continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland.   The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.


It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

This project is supported by the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Award Number: BH588-TEC-1.