Children with Autism
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Note: Some of the material in this course is out of date. It is based on the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-4) and explains diagnoses that are no longer used in the field. A replacement course based on the DSM-5 is currently being produced. Generally, this course discusses the challenges faced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • discuss the characteristic behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • describe the general recommendations for treatment and the professions that can support children with autism and their families
  • list the medical problems experienced by many children with autism
  • describe the next steps to obtain further information about autism
  • list behavioral strategies that parents can use with children with autism


I found this course to be very enlightening and I will better be able to assist my Foster Son will some of the issues that he is having. I feel better educated and prepared to move forward with further diagnostic tools.
Michelle M.

First I would like to say that this course was very informative for me. As of yet I have not had any foster children with autism. I was surprised to see that sometimes it goes undiagnosed for so long. I also like the information about the picture schedules. After reading more about them I think I could even use them for other types of speaking disabilities. I also learned that floortime can be helpful in other situations also. This course has really opened my eyes to autism is . Thank you.
Lisa T.

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This course examines the social, communication, and behavioral challenges faced by children with autism. Also covered are:

  • developmental delay

  • functional behavioral assessment

  • Asperger syndrome

  • alternative and complementary treatments

  • medical issues

  • medications


2 credit hours,
$10.00 per person