Autism spectrum disorder, also called ASD, is a common diagnosis among people with intellectual disability. In this course, you will learn about the challenges and needs that people with ASD commonly face. You will also learn about strategies to address these needs.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.
This activity approved for 1.00 CMC contact hours
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Its Challenges
What Is it?
Causes and Risk Factors
What Are the Challenges of ASD?
Restrictive or Repetitive Behaviors
The Value of Relationships
Integration and Inclusion
Section 3: Support Strategies
Visual Support Strategies
Social Support Strategies
Sensory Support Strategies
Create Structure and Routine
Address Challenging Behaviors
Consider Executive Function
Build a Positive Relationship
Section 4: Conclusion
Diane VanHusen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She has over 35 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, early intervention teacher, IDD case manager, and executive director for an ICF/IID facility. She has developed and provided training on a variety of topics related to intellectual and developmental disability services. Disclosure: Diane VanHusen, QIDP has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Expert Reviewer: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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