Autism Spectrum Disorder: Present and Future - CHES171

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Present and Future

by Oren Shtayermman, MSW, PhD
(4.4 / 104 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which provides multisite surveillance of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, reports that the average prevalence of ASD among those aged 8 years is about 1 in 59 children, and four times more common in boys than girls (Baio et al., 2018). Healthcare professionals of various disciplines working in schools, pediatrics, psychiatry, and outpatient, inpatient, and prehospital settings may encounter individuals with a pervasive developmental disorder also known as ASD. Healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable about ASD, diagnostic and treatment approaches, and the clinician’s role can provide support for both the individuals and their families.


The goal of this educational program is to update nurses’, dietitians’, health educators’, and social workers’ knowledge of the identification, classification, management, and clinical interventions for patients with autism spectrum disorder.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Differentiate among levels of autism spectrum disorder and their prevalence.
  • Name at least three criteria in diagnosing autism spectrum disorder.
  • List at least four interventions appropriate for patients with autism spectrum disorder.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, health educators and social workers.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 10/21/1996
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/12/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Chris F - Brevard, NC  ·  May 20, 2020
it was useful, especially when telling how to address and work with autistic patient
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Elizabeth B - San Rafael, CA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
Very basic information
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Rachel B - Wilson, NC  ·  Nov 29, 2019
none at this time.
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Dana S - Rocky Mount, NC  ·  Nov 27, 2019
Interesting, informative
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Smith M - Battleboro, NC  ·  Nov 23, 2019
This course was informative and helpful
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00