Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism and Asperger’s, more commonly referred to today as autism spectrum disorder, are characterized by varying degrees of impairment in communication, social skills, and repetitive patterns of behavior. This program is designed to educate health care providers and others who work with children, adolescents, and adults so that they can assist in identifying and managing autism spectrum disorders.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE course is designated as intermediate.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Screen for autism spectrum disorders;
  • Manage the treatment of patients with autism spectrum disorders; and
  • Guide family members and patients in coping with autism spectrum disorders.
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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Myths about Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Part 2: History and Statistics
  • Part 3: Diagnosis of Autism and Asperger
  • Part 4: Assessment
  • Part 5: Understanding ASDs
  • Part 6: Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity
  • Part 7: Etiology and Theories
  • Part 8: Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Part 9: Treatment and Management Strategies
  • Part 10: Educational Interventions
  • Part 11: ASDs and the Family
  • Part 12: Prognosis and Outcomes
  • Part 13: Resources for Practitioners and Families
  • Part 14: References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Dr. Susan Blandino is a licensed psychologist. She is in private practice in Allen, Texas. She has specialty interests in the areas of autism spectrum disorders and psychological assessment. Dr. Blandino has been practicing with school aged children and adolescents since 1996. Her private practice focuses on helping those with autism spectrum disorder and their families, conducting psychological evaluations, and treating anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Blandino also has a close family member affected with an autism spectrum disorder.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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