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Autism – Developing an Understanding Webinar part 1

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Trainer: Kalyn Falk, MA

This webinar begins with a brief overview of the fundamental aspects of autism - characteristics of people on the spectrum, appropriate terms for working in the field, common myths and approaches, as well as new diagnostic criteria. When the DSM-5 was published in 2013, one of its most important changes was in its understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This webinar will review those changes that include the removal of pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified and Asperger's, new diagnostic criteria, and implications regarding communication. It will also consider critiques and frequently asked questions regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorders.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar participants should be able to
  • Describe the changes in the DSM-5 regarding autism.
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Summarize the current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Identify basic terms, characteristics and myths associated with ASD.

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level webinar intended for social workers, teachers, parents, social service, health care and human resource professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about the topic.

Method of Delivery

Each webinar is 60 - 70 minutes in length. Pre-recorded webinars include no interactivity with the instructor. Live webinars will each contain 60 minutes of instruction from the facilitator using visual powerpoint slides and then there will be 10 minutes at the end of the webinar when participants can type in questions or comments directly to the instructor and hear feedback in realtime from the instructor.

Completing Webinar

Upon viewing entire webinar general participants will be able to receive a general certificate of participants. For those require ASWB and NBCC approved certificates you will need to take a post webinar test. A certificate will be given after successful completion of test. An evaluation form will be available to complete after submitting the posttest.

Continuing Education

ASWB: CTRI (Provider Number 1214), is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: Aug. 10, 2014 – Aug. 10, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. NBCC: CTRI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6668. Challenging Behaviors in Youth and Understanding Mental Illness workshops do not qualify. CTRI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. While other associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits  

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