Autism Case Training: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum

Some of the content 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.

Doctor at his desk talking to a woman

The “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 disorder through real life scenarios.

In-Class Curriculum Content

Introduction & Directory
Module 1: Early Warning Signs of Autism
Doctor examining boy with his dad


Module 2: Screening for Autism
Module 3: Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results
Module 4: Making an Autism Diagnosis
Daughter with here hands on her mom's face


Module 5: Early Intervention and Education
Module 6: Treatments for Autism
Module 7: Autism-Specific Anticipatory Guidance

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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