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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
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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