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CDC adds real-life scenarios to improve online autism training

Please share this resource with health care providers, early educators and others who can help recognize children who may have autism
October 22, 2015

Know a health care provider, early educator or other care giver in a position to help recognize children who have autism?

The CDC has improved its online Autism Case Training programs with real-life scenarios showing children with autism in a variety of clinic, classroom and home settings.

At present, the average of age of autism diagnosis in the United States remains stuck at around 4 years. But autism can be diagnosed as early as age 2, and research consistently shows that earlier intervention improves outcomes.

The CDC's online trainings provide guidance on the red flags, diagnosis and care of children with autism and have the endorsement of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They are also free for anyone to access and are approved for continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits for professionals.

Learn more and access the CDC trainings and video clips HERE.

For more information and guidance on early recognition of autism, also see:

SCREEN YOUR CHILD
An automated online version of M-CHAT (the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)

and

LEARN THE SIGNS