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Welcome to the Autism Case Training (ACT) web-based continuing education course. This FREE introductory course is designed to help primary health care providers gain knowledge and skills to improve early identification of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ensure timely and appropriate care.

The three modules in this course will help you better:

  • identify autism spectrum disorder,
  • assist a family through the diagnostic process,
  • and care for patients with autism spectrum disorder.

You can select the modules most relevant to you – take one, two, or all three. Each module contains two or three case studies based on real-life situations. You may complete all cases within a module at once or at different times.

Each module is eligible for CME, CNE, CEU and CPH. To get continuing education, you must fill out an evaluation and take a quiz at the end of each module. Click here for more information on CE. 

American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) offers 20 Part 2 credits are available to pediatricians who complete all three training modules, including the evaluation and quiz for each module.

Please note: MOC-Part 2 credits will not be offered after September 30, 2018. All modules of the training must be taken by September 30, 2018 in order to receive credit before the expiration date.  CME and other CE types will still be available.  Click here for more information on getting MOC credit.

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This course was developed by the authors in partnership with Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It does not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Zubler at

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Each module is eligible for CME, CNE, CEU and CPH.

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