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Welcome to Understanding Autism in Young Children!

This self-directed course provides an overview of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the criteria used to diagnose children with ASD. 

Your presenter is Dr. Stephen M. Kanne, Ph.D., ABPP.  Dr. Stephen Kanne is the Executive Director of the MU Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. After being appointed by the Missouri Governor to the Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism, he co-authored Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis, and Assessment. Dr. Kanne is Board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology with a specialty in Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. Kanne has a research focus on children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, targeting diagnostic tools, outcome measures, behavioral phenotyping, co-occurring symptoms, and evidence-based therapies.

After viewing the videos and presentations, you will complete the post-test. In order to earn the Certificate of Completion, you must earn 70% or higher on the post-test. To take the test, click here. For questions about registering or logging in to CE Zoom, click here. This course should take approximately one hour to complete. 

Description

This course provides an overview of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the criteria used to diagnose children with ASD.

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Course Handouts

Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism Resources

Watch the Following Videos

Understanding Autism in Children Part 1

Understanding Autism in Children Part 2

Understanding Autism in Children Part 3

Understanding Autism in Children Part 4

Post Test & Certificate

This post-test will determine your gain in knowledge about Screenings and Referrals. You must answer at least 7 questions correctly (70%) to earn your certificate of completion. To take the test, click here. For questions about registering or logging in to CE Zoom, click here.

Sponsoring Agencies

The course, Understanding Autism in Young Children, was developed by the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities. It was created in partnership with the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Office of Autism Services.