Autism Spectrum Disorder


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

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.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

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 type of CME puts our medical knowledge and practice going forward and beneficial to both doctors and patients.

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some sentences were hard to parse. Ultimately got more from the answers to questions than from the course material.

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Great presentation

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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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All is great!

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Good reading material

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Please add photos and videos in presentation

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As above. It was listed as about "Autism", but was almost entirely about CDD.

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Keep up the good work .

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Thank you!

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Outstanding learning activity! Of interest would be the role of medical marijuana in severe symptom management in ASD when necessary taking into consideration the potential for cognitive and developmental delays.

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I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity

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It was an interesting activity. I got to learn a lot from it. Thank you so much!

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Please provide more free topics in pediatrics

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Very good initiative for health care providers...

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Thanks so much for the free CEUs. I will definitely do more!

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Very useful, no jargon and relevant to todays assessment and treatment of ASD. Thank-you!!

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It is always rewarding to help children to get out of "their own world" towards freedom, and opening towards their loved ones and the others.

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This course was not what I expected.

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I found this presentation to be very informative.

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would have liked more in depth on psychopharmacology

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Very informative; appreciate case studies.

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Need some tropic on medication error

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Good learning material

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