Autism Spectrum Disorder


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31 Dec 2023

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1 Jan 2021

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105 Minutes

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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of rapidly growing disabilities. They are characterized by repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, problems in social interactions. ASD is a complicated neurological disorder that is characterized by behavioral and psychological problems in children. These children become distressed when their surrounding environment is changed because their adaptive capabilities are minimal. This activity reviews the causes, presentation, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of child disintegrative disorder and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of child disintegrative disorder.
  • Outline the physical exam of child disintegrative disorder.
  • Review the treatment and management options available for child disintegrative disorder.
  • Explain the interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication regarding the management of patients with child disintegrative disorder.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Sleep Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
American Board of Pathology
  • Neuropathology (incl. Neuromuscular)
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

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  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
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  7. Obtain a certificate.

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Thank you for this education. It really made a difference in how I view those on the spectrum on different levels. Knowing and paying attention to the concerns of loved ones goes a long way. This was very helpful.

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