Autism: A Brief Introduction

Hours: 1
Course Number: 0024
Course Date: 12/12/2010

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



1.00 HOURS
This program may be used for 1 hour of continuing education credit for chaplains certified with Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.


1.00 HOURS
This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (#20-351704). Completion of this course fulfills (1) CEU hour of general annual mandatory training for nursing. Do not send certificate to the Florida Board of Nursing. Each state recognizes and accepts continuing education approval from the Florida Board of Nursing except California. Keep this certificate in your records for four (4) years.

Personal Care Home Administrators

1.25 HOURS
This training session is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, until the approved curriculum changes or approval is withdrawn pursuant to 55 Pa.Code 2600.68(f). PCH Administrators receive 1.25 hours of continuing education.