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NUR159 - Autism Spectrum Disorders (2.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the learner’s knowledge of autism spectrum disorders. Objectives: 1. Explore the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including rare ASDs; 2. Discuss indicators of autism spectrum disorders; 3. Discuss social symptoms, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors associated with ASDs; 4. Explore problems that may accompany ASD; 5. List the two-stage process used to diagnose autism spectrum disorders; 6. Discuss aids and treatment options available for ASD; 7. Explore medications that may be used with ASD; 8. Discuss living arrangements for the adult with an ASD; 9. Discuss research into causes and treatment of ASDs; 10.Explore the Children’s Health Act of 2000. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 2.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 2.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.