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Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date Published: 
December, 2011

The CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign recently launched Autism Case Training - A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum (ACT) at the 2011 AAP National Conference and Exhibition. The AAP-endorsed curriculum is designed to educate future pediatricians on identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through case-based scenarios. The curriculum is a flexible, interactive learning tool that emphasizes practical skills for patient and parent interaction. ACT consists of 7 case-based studies that can be taught individually or as part of a series. Currently in development is a self-guided, Web-based CME module. The module will help practicing healthcare professionals update their knowledge, learn best practice, and earn CME credit.

Download the complete ACT materials from the CDC Web site 

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To learn more about autism spectrum disorders from the AAP, visit the National Center For Medical Home Implementation Web Site.