Autism: A Brief Introduction

Course # 0024


The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Autism.


Autism: A Brief Introduction is a 1 hour continuing education course that explores many important aspects of the pervasive developmental disorder known as Autism. Clinical characteristics and symptoms are described along with potential causes for the developmental disorder. Treatment and management strategies are also reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe common clinical characteristics and symptoms of Autism
  2. Describe 5 Pervasive Developmental Disorders as listed in the DSM-IV-TR
  3. Describe potential causes of Autism
  4. Describe treatment and management of Autism 

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Occupational Therapists Personal Care Home Administrators Registered Dietitians Speech Therapists

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