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Autism Case Training (Continuing Education)


Case Study A:

Early Warning Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Early warning signs alert providers to the risk of a possible autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Recognizing these warning signs is necessary in order to know when to screen or further evaluate children for ASD and how to appropriately counsel families.

Case Study B:

Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Early identification of ASD and referral for specialized treatment greatly improves long-term outcomes for children with ASD. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends ongoing developmental surveillance at every visit, developmental screening at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months, and autism-specific screening at 18 and 24 months.

Continuing Education

This module has been approved for the following:

  • CME: 1.5
  • CNE: 1.2
  • CEU: 0.2

Following completion of all case studies in a module, please go to to evaluate the course and receive a certificate of completion. You can also print an ongoing transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities to secure continuing education hours. You must complete all case studies in this module to receive continuing education hours; you can take them at once or at different times.

Detailed instructions on how to obtain CE hours is provided in the “Course Information” link in the top right corner in each case.

CME and Maintenance of Certification Approved

Physicians who complete all three modules and provide an accurate American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) number will also be credited 20 points toward Maintenance of Certification Part 2 through ABP.

The American Board of Pediatrics portfolios will be updated to reflect credit by the 10th of the month following completion of all courses. Any modules completed after December 1 will be credited for the following year. ABP will notify you by email when points have been applied. Direct any questions about this process to

Accreditation Statements

  • Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity provides 1.2 contact hours.

  • IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer .2 CEU's for this program.


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