Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview for Educators


PD Hours: 2

SKU: PDH-ASD1 Categories: ,

This Module provides information on the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as an overview of the difference between a medical diagnosis and an educational determination of ASD. Resources include notes on instructional considerations for teachers who have children and students with ASD in their classrooms, as well as things to keep in mind when working with the families of those children and students (est. completion time: 2 hours).

Module Objectives

By completing this Module, learners will:

  • Understand that the strengths and needs of students with ASD vary greatly
  • Be aware of the early warning signs of ASD
  • Know the difference between a medical diagnosis of ASD and an educational¬†determination of autism
  • Be able to identify key IEP and IFSP team members
  • Understand various¬†factors that might affect family members of students with ASD
  • Be¬†familiar with strategies that teachers can use when working with students with ASD

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