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Highlights in Autism Research

Course #: 06-294

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

This brief, intermediate level continuing education course was developed using information from the National Institute of Heath Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and is intended to give an overview of recent advances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research.  Several studies are presented that provide insight new into the complex causes of autism, prevalence,  and potential risk factors, studied clues that could lead to earlier diagnosis, evaluated promising early intervention strategies , as well as a review of  the service needs of people with ASD across the lifespan.

CE Course Objectives

1. Describe the effectiveness of screening for developmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as well as the developmental trajectories for children with and without ASD.

2. Discuss the patterns of co-occurrence of various comorbid health conditions in those with ASD.

3. Outline scientific advances aimed at understanding the biology that underlies ASD.

4. Summarize research findings on the role that genetics and environmental factors play in autism risk.

5. Identify various treatments and interventions that have proven to be effective for individuals with ASD.

6. Review relevant research findings pertaining to adults with ASD.



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The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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