Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan

Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across the life span. Common terminology, characteristics, screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and management of ASD are presented. The course engages learners in learning about how ASD affects people developmentally and across the life span.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-PAC-0-ASDAL

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California Department of Public Health (CNA)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

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California Department of Social Services Group Homes

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Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0243-32541

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

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Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0243-32583

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

2.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

2.0 HOURS


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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034223

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ASDAL
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define the term Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Identify common characteristics or indicators frequently seen in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Recognize the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Explain the identified causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
List other medical conditions frequently seen in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Identify key concepts in the screening and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Recognize treatment and management options for Autism Spectrum Disorder across the life span.

Outline:
Hour One I. Introduction - Autism Spectrum Disorder 1. Course description a. Objectives b. Definition i. Characterized by challenges in social skills, communication, repetitive behaviors ii. Lifelong condition 2. Prevalence a. History b. Prevalence - Growth in number of people being diagnosed 3. Autism Spectrum Disorder – Identified causes a. Early brain development abnormalities i. Head circumference ii. Affected parts of the brain (a) Neuroscience and the brain (i) Youtube video: Understanding the Brain Basis of Autism (4:35) 4. Checkpoint 1: multiple choice and matching questions 5. Other risk factors that may cause ASD a. Genetic factors b. Pregnancy related factors i. Circumstances at birth: early, small, by C-section ii. Prenatal pesticide exposure iii. Certain medical conditions/medications iv. Age of parents v. Supplemental iron is protective c. Sibling with autism 6. No link found for ASD: vaccines 7. Checkpoint 2: multiple choice and true false questions II. Early detection and diagnosis of ASD 1. Age when detection is possible a. Screening 2. Developmental milestones a. 3-6 months of age b. 7-9 months c. 10-12 months d. 1-2 years e. Checkpoint 3: matching and true false questions f. MCHAT screening g. 3 years of age h. 4 years of age i. 5 years of age 3. Summary/review a. Warning signs b. early detection 4. Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder a. Diagnostic process b. DSM-5 criteria 5. Checkpoint 4: multiple choice question III. ASD and Co-occurring medical or mental health conditions 1. Sensory integration disorder 2. Intellectual disability 3. Seizures 4. Genetic disorders 5. Gastrointestinal disorders 6. Sleep problems 7. Depression 8. Anxiety 9. ADHD 10. Checkpoint 5: multiple choice questions 11. Take a quick break! Hour Two IV. The impact of ASD on the Family 1. Stress and grief a. Depression and anxiety b. Stigma and shame c. Isolation 2. Checkpoint 6 V. Treatment and management of ASD 1. Essential elements of early intervention a. IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act b. Collaboration c. Parental Involvement d. Intensive intervention e. Goals 2. Specific approaches in early intervention a. Individualized, based on what works for the child b. Applied behavior analysis c. Speech and language therapy i. Video on SL therapy (1.54) d. Occupational therapy e. Sensory integration therapy f. Emotional regulation i. Self regulation and co-regulation ii. Behavioral expressions of distress iii. Dysregulation process: rumbling, meltdown and recovery g. Medications h. Checkpoint 7: true/false, multiple choice and matching questions 3. Public education and ASD a. Individualized education plans (IEPs) b. Preschool i. Play and learning (a) Floortime approach (i) Video on Floortime therapy (4.39) c. Elementary School i. Therapies plus academic program ii. Mainstreaming v. resource room iii. Assistive technology d. Checkpoint 8: multiple choice questions e. Middle School i. Ways to ease the transition ii. Common challenges/issues (a) Motor difficulties – physical education (i) Case scenario – Cory (b) Bullying f. High school issues i. Success strategies (a) Priming (b) Academic modifications (c) Home base ii. Visual supports iii. Reinforcement 4. Moving into adulthood a. Vocational training b. College c. Employment d. Income support e. Independent living f. Supported living environments i. Adult residential home ii. Group homes iii. Cooperative living iv. Supervised living v. Institutional living 5. The adult lives of individuals with ASD a. Intimate relationships and marriage 6. Older adulthood a. Care concerns VI. Conclusion and summary VII. Final exam (posttest)

Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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