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A Closer Look At Autism

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About the Course:

“A Closer Look At Autism” is a must have resource for anyone who desires to have a greater understanding about the developmental disability of Autism. According to the DSM-IV-TR, Autism Spectrum Disorder ranges from mild to profoundly autistic, with diverse characteristics. This text provides the participant with a working understanding of the disability, how to manage the behavior, and how to prepare and improve the individual’s functioning for adolescence and adulthood. “A Closer Look at Autism” values the individual’s lifespan.

This course is based on the book, A Closer Look At Autism created by Dr. Lerrlyn Nelson

Publication Date:

January 1, 2013

Course Material Author

Dr. Lerrlyn Nelson
Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she has dedicated her life and education toward increasing awareness, improving educational and vocational programs, and securing semi-independent living opportunities for persona with autism. She has successfully helped many families for well over twenty years.

Dr. Lerrlyn Nelson authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Ryan Gibson, CADC #123456

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents, and nurses who seek knowledge about child, adolescent, and adult developmental problems and associated autistic behavior and effective intervention strategies. It is appropriate at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced level of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define Autism Spectrum Disorder as it relates to the DSM-IV.
  2. Identify developmental/behavioral markers to Autism.
  3. Demonstrate how to assist families with an autistic child and/or better manage their own autistic child.

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