HP 680 Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. You will be introduced to the basic information on how these orders are diagnosed, what comprises the disorders, and how to compose an interpretive report of evaluation findings. Lifespan challenges including diagnosis, early intervention, school-based services, transition to adulthood, vocational development, independent living and impacts on aging will be explored. The student will also gain knowledge in establishing clear resource support for their clients in the community.