Autism Case Training Landing Page

CDC’s online Autism Case Training for CME and CE has expired and is no longer available.

Learners are encouraged to use the following:

Identifying and Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Course for Pediatric Clinicians

Available through April 2023
Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee, this FREE self-paced online PediaLink courseexternal icon educates pediatric clinicians about evidence-based practices in caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course consists of 7 units, each grounded in recommendations from the AAP clinical report, “Identification, Evaluation and Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorderexternal icon.” Learners may complete all units or select specific units they would like to complete based on their needs, capacity, and professional interests. Units within the course are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 points.

The CDC will continue to offer

  • A collection of Autism Case Training Videos, which will continue to be accessible to the public after fall 2020. Videos present numerous strategies on identification and evaluation of children with ASD, shared decision-making with families, and referral to appropriate interventions.
  • The “Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum” a downloadable, PDF version of a curriculum designed for in person/in class use to educate future health care clinicians on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing ASD through real-life scenarios.

Some of the content in the two offerings below is dated and will require instructors to provide the most current and evolving information on prevalence data, risk factors, genetic testing, interventions and medical management, and transition to adulthood.

Designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing,  and managing autism spectrum disorder through real life scenarios.

Designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorder through real life scenarios.

Videos of children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children that can be used as part of the Autism Case Training Course or separately.

Videos of children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children that can be used as part of the Autism Case Training Course or separately.