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Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Course #: 02-633

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

Course Description

The purpose of this brief, intermediate continuing education course is to provide information that will assist high school staff and family members in supporting adolescents on the autism spectrum as they begin to explore current areas relevant to their growth and maturation. Developed using materials from the Center on Secondary Education for Students with ASD (CSESA), the course includes practical tips and resources pertaining to communication, depression, anxiety, exercise, and hygiene for ASD teens.

Course Objectives

1. Describe general difficulties associated with communication and ways to improve the functional and conversational communication skills of adolescents on the autism spectrum.

2. Summarize basic dating readiness skills, safety skills related to dating, and social skills related to dating, and how school staff and families can support ASD teens in these skill areas.

3. Identify symptoms of depression and anxiety, how those symptoms may present in adolescents on the autism spectrum, and implications for helping ASD teens who may be struggling with these issues.

4. Evaluate the benefits of exercise for adolescents with ASD in improving behavior, school readiness, academic achievement and motor skills functioning.

5. Outline how the deficits associated with ASD may impact personal hygiene and how to best support challenges that may occur.

6. Discuss practical tips and resources that school and community personnel and family members can access to help ASD teens.

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