Autism Spectrum Disorder - Symptoms, Treatments, and Management (NA1710)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 6

CCM Credit Hours: 4

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

Course Objectives

  1. Define the diseases of Autism Spectrum Disorder and common symptoms

  2. Describe methods of diagnosis for children as well as adults with ASD

  3. Compare and contrast traditional treatments and CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) treatments for autism

  4. List common behaviors in ASD and methods of managing with aggressive behaviors

  5. Detail programs for patients with ASD and means of funding for such programs

  6. Review the current research ongoing in ASD

  7. Present the protections of the ADA law and autism and accommodations necessary

Course Outline

  1. Section 1. Overview of ASD, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatments

  2. Section 2. Challenging behaviors and methods to manage with those behaviors

  3. Section 3. Research in ASD - past and present

  4. Section 4. The ADA law as it applies to ASD and accommodations necessary for ASD

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