Module 3: Autism – Screening, Treatment, and Vaccine Controversy

Goal

This course is designed for Iowa Child Health Care Providers (CHCP), Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners. The goals of the course are to: • Build the capacity of Iowa Primary Health Care Providers to deliver health, developmental and social-emotional surveillance, screening, parent risk assessment, and anticipatory guidance to promote the healthy development of all Iowa children birth through age five years; and, • Build the capacity of Iowa's public and private health systems to promote healthy development through enhancement of the referral to and delivery of effective intervention services for at-risk children and improved linkages among all community-based service providers.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is Iowa Child Health Care Providers (CHCP), Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.

Length

The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be 1 1/2 hours.

Course Content

This course covers autism - screening, treatment, and vaccine controversy. The content is presented based on the following topics:

  • Terminology
  • History
  • Prevalence
  • Etiology
  • Clinical signs
  • Identification and diagnosis
  • Management 

The preparation of the content for this course is contributed by Royann Mraz, MD and Nate Noble, DO