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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Variance, Manifestation, and Strategies Provide Tailored Supports and Services

CE Hours 3

About this course

This self-paced course provides a foundation on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the continuum in which this disorder manifests, specifically focusing on adolescents and young adults. Due to the complexity and co-morbidity often associated with ASD, techniques and strategies to anticipate, analyze, and provide solutions to address complex behaviors, including creating behavior plans, self-monitoring systems, and visual schedules, is an outcome of this course. This course will also provide a lens to understand the myriad of challenges faced by caregivers and opportunities to support them.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the characteristics and variance in manifestation of ASD.
  • Identify tools and strategies to support individuals with ASD and their families.
  • Recognize and identify the A, B, C (e.g. antecedent, behavior, consequence of the behavior) associated with behavior.

Learning Levels

  • All Levels

Target Audience

This self-paced course is intended for behavioral health professionals, including Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT's and Addiction Professionals.

Course Instructor(s)

  • Christina Marsack-Topolewski, Ph.D., LMSW

    Christina Marsack-Topolewski, LMSW, PhD is a licensed social worker and an Associate Professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She received her bachelor’s of science in Special Education from Wayne State University, master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and her PhD in Social Work with a dual title in Gerontology from Wayne State University. She has 20 years of experience supporting individuals with disabilities and their family caregivers. She has consulted on cases of individuals with disabilities with co-occurring conditions, including chronic pain. Dr. Marsack-Topolewski received has worked as a professor, clinical therapist, teacher, consultant, and speaker. She has published over 70 research articles in scholarly journals and encyclopedias regarding individuals with disabilities, family caregiving, and aging.

    Dr. Marsack-Topolewski has served as the lead principal investigator on multiple grant-funded programs tailoring services for individuals with disabilities older adults, and chronic illnesses. She is an appointed board member of the U.S. National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disability and Dementia Practices. Dr. Marsack-Topolewski’s research has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and ABC News Detroit. Over the past five years, she testified before members of the Michigan Legislature to advocate for new laws that protect against the exploitation and abuse of adults with disabilities. The first of these house bills was signed into law in the state of Michigan in December 2023. In 2024, she received the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Research Award for Research Excellence. In addition, she received the Arc of Oakland County’s Advocacy Hall of Fame Award in 2024.

Disclosure

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity ― including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity’s planners, faculty, and the reviewer: PLANNERS AND REVIEWER The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships. FACULTY The faculty of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

References

  • Marsack‐Topolewski, C. N., Perry, T. E., & Chan, K. T. (2021). “I'm Glad She Chose Me as Her Parent”: Rewards of Caregiving for Adults With Autism. Family Relations, 70(5), 1465-1476.
  • Marsack-Topolewski, C. N., & Graves, J. M. (2020). “I worry about his future!” Challenges to future planning for adult children with ASD. Journal of Family Social Work, 23(1), 71-85.
  • Simonoff, E., Kent, R., Stringer, D., Lord, C., Briskman, J., Lukito, S., ... & Baird, G. (2020). Trajectories in symptoms of autism and cognitive ability in autism from childhood to adult life: findings from a longitudinal epidemiological cohort. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 59(12), 1342-1352.
  • Tarver, J., Palmer, M., Webb, S., Scott, S., Slonims, V., Simonoff, E., & Charman, T. (2019). Child and parent outcomes following parent interventions for child emotional and behavioral problems in autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Autism, 23(7), 1630-1644.
  • Al-Beltagi, M. (2021). Autism medical comorbidities. World journal of clinical pediatrics, 10(3), 15.

CE Process Info

Content

  • Materials
    3 parts
    • Webinar Recording
    • Autism Resources
    • Powerpoint Slides

CE Approvals

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

    Autism Spectrum Disorder: Variance, Manifestation, and Strategies Provide Tailored Supports and Services, Course #5167, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by CE Learning Systems, LLC. as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 08/29/2023 - 08/29/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits. ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4.16.

  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    CE Learning Systems has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Make An Impact is a service division of CE Learning Systems.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (NYSEDSW)

    CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060.

  • New York Education Department Board of Creative Arts Therapy (NYSEDCAT)

    CE Learning Systems (d/b/a CE-credit.com), is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0008

  • New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (NYSEDLMHC)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.

  • New York Education Department Board for Licensed Psychoanalysts (NYSEDLP)

    CE Learning Systems, LLC dba CE-credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0031.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology (NYSEDPSY)

    CE Learning Systems dba CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0016.

  • New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy (NYSEDMFT)

    CE Learning Systems dba CE-Credit.com & AddictionCounselorCE.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage and Family Therapy as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0045.

FAQs

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?
    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
  • How do I get my certificate?
    Your certificate(s) will be available to download immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Variance, Manifestation, and Strategies Provide Tailored Supports and Services
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    Jan 23rd, 2024

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