Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder is a chronic neurological disorder that severely affects an individual's ability to understand, communicate, and interact with other people and begins to develop in early childhood. The causes of autism are not known. One of the defining criteria for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder is that the communication problems, repetitive and restrictive behaviors, and social deficits are seen by age three. There is no cure for autism spectrum disorder but there are medical, non-medical and behavioral treatments.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
- Describe autism and how it can limit a person's ability to interact with other people
- Identify the signs and symptoms of autism.
- Describe how to work with a person who has autism spectrum disorder.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Overview
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions
- Caring for Autism Spectrum Disorder