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NUR159 - Autism Spectrum Disorders (2.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the learner’s knowledge of autism spectrum disorders. Objectives: 1. Explore the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including rare ASDs; 2. Discuss indicators of autism spectrum disorders; 3. Discuss social symptoms, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors associated with ASDs; 4. Explore problems that may accompany ASD; 5. List the two-stage process used to diagnose autism spectrum disorders; 6. Discuss aids and treatment options available for ASD; 7. Explore medications that may be used with ASD; 8. Discuss living arrangements for the adult with an ASD; 9. Discuss research into causes and treatment of ASDs; 10.Explore the Children’s Health Act of 2000.