Autism Spectrum Disorder: Present and Future - RD171

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Present and Future

by Oren Shtayermman, MSW, PhD
(4.3 / 91 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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, NDTR's, EMTs and paramedics, health educators and social workers.
Dietitians: 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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3020, 5080, 5180 and performance indicators of 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

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.


For Florida professionals:

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ANN P. R - CINCINNATI, OH  ·  Mar 25, 2020
found this course very informative. I work with many autistic children
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KAY S - Ponsford, MN  ·  Mar 16, 2020
thank you -I appreciate this course
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Chantal C - Fort Lauderdale, FL  ·  Jun 22, 2019
It will help me with my future interactions with persons with Autism
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Marsha M - Richardson, TX  ·  May 16, 2019
Informative and helpful
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Leslie S - PERRYSBURG, OH  ·  May 06, 2019
Great information about the ASD.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00