Autism Case Training (Continuing Education)

Autism Case Training

Please note: On November 1, 2020, all 3 modules of this training will expire. You will not be able to access the training after this date.

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.

Click to go to Module 1: Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder

Click to go to Module 2: Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder

Click to go to Module 3: Managing 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 Continuing Education (CE) for physicians, nurses and other health professionals.  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. 

More About this Course

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

Continuing Education

Each module is eligible for CE for physicians, nurses and other health professionals.

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