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Care of Those with Disabilities - Autism Spectrum Disorder

Care of Those with Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder
 
The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has mandated that 4 hours of annual in-service training or continuing education must be completed by direct care workers giving care to those with disabilities, and be related to the specific needs of at least one recipient being currently served by the direct care worker. (See Appendix C of the iBudget Handbook.) This course has been created to expand the skills of those giving direct care and attendance to clients with autism, and to meet this educational requirement and general CE requirements.
 
Purpose and Objective
 
  • Identify common traits and diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  • Review the incidence of ASD in the U.S.

  • Review various hypotheses of causes and conditions associated with ASD.

  • Become aware of therapies used in ASD.

  • Relate the differences commonly found in low functioning autism versus higher functioning autism.

  • Utilize approaches that will support clients with ASD who have problems with communication.

  • Utilize approaches that will support clients with ASD who have problems with challenging behaviors.
 
Board Approval Information for this Course
 
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Certified Assistant Council,Provider No. 50-435; and the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61. This course is for CNAs, HHAs and PCTs and does not provide credit for nurses. However, if is often through the boards of nursing that C.N.A. credit is recognized.
 
Author: Linda S. Greenfield
Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $5
 
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