Course Overview

This presentation will cover recent scientific advances in understanding the causes and life course of autistic syndromes, with particular emphasis on findings that will inform the next generation of interventions for autism and related disorders. Discoveries in developmental psychobiology, genetics, neuroimaging, epidemiology, and intervention science have highlighted critical frontiers in which continued progress is expected to translate into innovative and more effective treatments. Dr. Constantino identifies recent scientific advances in the genetic and neurobiological causes of autistic syndromes and discusses the utility, value, and importance of research for treatment of Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Co-Occurring DD/MI disorders in Community Mental Health. This would be appropriate for NBCC, QIDP, CHP, QMHP.

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  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.5), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Updates Autism Research, Treatment Plans, and Communication.

This course provides the participants with the most up to date information and evidence-based research regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder. This course is recommended for those direct care workers working with adolescent clients that attribute potential symptoms of ASD.  

Additional Considerations

Over the last two decades, extensive research has asked whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism.


The results of this research are clear: Vaccines do not cause autism.

Course Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the most recent research regarding Autism.

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed the level of engagement and the pace at which information was presented. I was able to gauge my understanding in real time through the exercises within the module.

- Todd. B.