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Understanding Autism: An Overview of Symptoms and Characteristics Across the Spectrum
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize common characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Identify possible causes and red flags for identifying ASD and understand how the disorder is diagnosed
  • Identify common treatment/intervention strategies for children diagnosed with ASD


schedule 1 Hour
star_outline 0.10 CEUs
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computer 1 year unlimited access
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face Early childhood training approval


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a brain development disorder that affects many children and impacts their ability to communicate and interact with others throughout adulthood. The number of children diagnosed with ASD is growing and more and more are being diagnosed at a younger age. This course will explore the common characteristics of autism, the red flags for identification and diagnosis, common treatment and intervention options, and what you can do to support children and families.

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