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Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The seminars in this series are designed to help participants gain the knowledge and skills to ensure timely and appropriate screening for ASD. Participants will learn about the importance of screening; screening recommendations; screening tools; the screening process, including what to do after the screening; and best practices for supporting a family. Resources are provided with each seminar and are available for download.

The seminars are for any person who wishes to gain more information about the importance of and procedures for screening for ASD. This includes pediatric health care providers, nurses, medical residents/ students, early Intervention providers, child care providers, and other professionals who work with young children.

With the understanding that professionals are extremely busy, each seminar is under 30 minutes in duration. They can be viewed one at a time until the entire series has been completed.

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Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder: It's Everyone's Responsibility

Screening for ASD is the responsibility of everyone who comes into contact with young children. Therefore, this seminar prepares health care providers, nurses, medical residents/ students, early Intervention providers, child care providers, and others to screen children for the risk of ASD. This seminar covers the characteristics and warning signs of ASD, who should screen, when screening should occur, and provides an overview of the screening process and recommended tools.

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How to Implement the M-CHAT-R/F

This seminar prepares health care providers, nurses, medical residents/ students, early Intervention providers, child care providers, and others to screen children ages 16-30 months of age using the M-CHAT- R/F (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers Revised with Follow-up).

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Don't Let Any Slip Through the Cracks: Screening Tools for Individuals over 30 Months of Age

This seminar prepares health care providers, nurses, medical residents/ students, early Intervention providers, child care providers, and others to screen children over 31 months of age using the CAST (Childhood Autism Spectrum Test), the SCQ (Social Communication Questionnaire), and the PPDST II (Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test II, Primary Care Screener).

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After the Screening: Moving to Evaluation and Service Delivery

This seminar prepares health care providers, nurses, medical residents/ students, early Intervention providers, child care providers, and others for the next steps after screening. Providers will learn what to do in the event of both a positive and negative screen. They will also learn reasons to provide follow-up screening and/ or evaluation, the diagnostic process, and resources that can be used to support families.

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Talking to Parents: How to Tell a Parent their Child Shows Signs of Autism

This seminar prepares health care providers, nurses, medical residents/ students, early Intervention providers, child care providers, and others to communicate concerns about ASD with parents. As part of this seminar, a parent of a child with autism and a pediatrician provide recommendations in having this difficult conversation as they speak of their own experiences.

The seminars in this series were developed by a grant through ASD Early STEP - USDHHS/HRSA/MCHB Grant # H6MMC26250.

 

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