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Autism Case Training: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum

Couple talking with doctorThe "Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum" is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios.

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In-Class Curriculum Content

Introduction & Directory
Module 1: Early Warning Signs of Autism
Parent talking with physicianModule 2: Screening for Autism
Module 3: Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results
Module 4: Making an Autism Diagnosis
Teacher holding little girlModule 5: Early Intervention and Education
Module 6: Treatments for Autism
Module 7: Autism-Specific Anticipatory Guidance
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These cases were developed by the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The “Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum” is designed to educate future pediatricians on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios.

It consists of seven cases, each with a Facilitator’s Guide and optional supporting presentation and videos. Each case can be taught individually or as a series. For additional information on the curriculum and tips for instruction, please read the Introduction.

The curriculum competencies align with the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Competencies of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Educational Guidelines for Pediatric Residency Training. It was developed in collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Programs and has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

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