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.
This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
This activity is approved for 2.0000 contact hours.
Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
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 2.0000 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
South Carolina Board of Long-Term Health Care Administration (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 2.00 contact hours.
Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701002-9012. This activity is approved for 2.0000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Defining Autism Spectrum Disorder
What is ASD?
Defining The Core Features of ASD
What Causes Autism?
Facts about Autism
Section 3: Clinical Companions
ASD + Physical Conditions
ASD and Mental Conditions
The Role of Trauma
The Impact of Negative Social Experiences
Section 4: Treatment
Early Intervention for ASD
ASD Treatment Options
Section 5: Out of Home Placement Options
Strategies to Support Clients
Section 6: Conclusion
Jacob Helton, Psy.D., received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in Pennsylvania. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Chehalem Youth and Family Services in Newberg, Oregon, which included extensive training with at-risk youth and their families. He is licensed as a psychologist in Oregon and most recently worked in an integrated family medicine and internal medicine group for a large healthcare organization. Dr. Helton has worked in hospital, school, residential, and community mental health settings. He has provided treatment to clients across the lifespan and diagnostic spectrum, with an emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, co-occurring medical and mental health disorders, ADHD, insomnia, severe and persistent mental illness, and the aging. He has experience as a technical writer and has provided numerous trainings to mental health professionals, physicians, allied professionals, and direct care staff.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.
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