Autism: A Brief Introduction

Hours: 1
Course Number: 0024

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.

Purpose

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

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 80% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 80% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 80% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

Certifications

Chaplains


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

Nurses


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by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, until the approved curriculum changes or approval is withdrawn pursuant to 55 Pa.Code 2600.68(f).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.