This course provides caregivers with an overview of the autism spectrum and the disorders included under this "umbrella." It discusses the possible causes of autism and the impact of early diagnosis/intervention. Caregivers will learn about how it is to age with autism and what they can do to help clients with behavior, communication, and sensory issues.
Name and describe the three main signs or symptoms of autism.
Explain at least three methods used to treat autism.
Discuss the importance of early intervention for autistic children.
Give at least two examples each of how to help clients with autism overcome challenges with communication, social differences and sensory differences.
Demonstrate compassion and competence in their daily work with clients who have autism.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.