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Webinar | Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Webinars

Monday, August 18, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Title:  Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT)


What is ASD? Nomenclature for a diagnosis of autism or related disorder has changed over time. What is the spectrum of autism? What are some common characteristics to look for when considering assessment for autism? This webinar will inform the nurse of assessment data and diagnostic criteria as per the DSM when considering an autism spectrum disorder.

This is a CE event.  Participants who attend this webinar and comlete the post-test and evaluation survey will earn:


Social Workers:

1.0 Contact Hour

1.0 Continuing Education Clock Hour

Course delivery format:  Online - Webinar


This presentation will provide you with information about assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). More specifically, the program will address prevalence and incidence of ASD, terminology associated with ASD and issues of comorbidity.  A theoretical framework of the DSM 5 will guide the understanding of the issues presented.

Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following:  

1. Identify the spectrum of autism

2. Discuss two components of the diagnosis

3. Identify at least three common characteristics of autism



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Oren Shtayermman, PhD joined the faculty of New York Institute of Technology, School of Health Professions as an Assistant Professor in Mental Health Counseling in 2008. Dr. Shtayermman earned his BSW in Social Work from Haifa University, Israel, his MSW in Social Work from New York University and his PhD from Fordham University. Dr. Shtayermman's research focuses on mental health issues among adolescents and young adults, autism spectrum disorders, comorbid disorders, and the impact autism spectrum disorders has on family members. Dr. Shtayermman received an Institutional Support of Research and Creativity grant to begin a longitudinal study that will examined the distal and proximal risk factors for suicidal ideation among college students. Dr. Shtayermman is a regular contributor to Autism Spectrum News and Mental Health News. Since 2002, when Dr. Shtayermman began his doctorate education, he has been conducting both qualitative and quantitative research. His studies included exploring needs and challenges of parents caring for a child with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), exploring suicidal ideation and DSM-IV-TR related disorders among individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a longitudinal study exploring the risk factors for suicide among college students and levels of stress and marital satisfaction among parents caring for a child with autism spectrum disorders. In addition, Dr. Shtayermman also served as a co-investigator on a study conducted by the Department of Physician Assistant Studies looking at prescription stimulants used to enhance academic performance in healthcare programs. Dr. Shtayermman has consistently been involved in research examining disabilities and their impact on individuals and their environment. In the past 6 years, Dr. Shtayermman presented in 17 international and national conferences, published over a dozen peer reviewed papers, 9 book reviews, 6 book chapters and entries to the encyclopedia of autism, and over 20 modules for continuing education credits.




: Nurses, Social Workers

Social Work Practice Level: Intermediate

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate: After listening to the webinar presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.

Jurisdictional Requirements: Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. 

Accommodations for Disabilities: Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.

Grievance Procedure: is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.

While attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.

You may file a complaint by telephone or email.

Telephone #: 800.866.0919.



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How to Register/Attend:
  1. Complete the Webinar Pre-Registration Form above. You will then receive an email from EventBrite confirming that you registered for this webcast.
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  3. You will also receive reminder emails from GoToWebinar 24 hours before, and 1 hour before the actual event begins with your personal link to the webinar. Again, please check your spam folder, as it is possible the email may be filtered into your spam/junk folder.
  4. You should log on the webinar at least 10-15 minutes before the event begins so you will have ample time to download the webinar software and log in. It is highly suggested that you view the webinar on Internet Explorer 9 or above or another browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari. If viewing on an Internet Explorer version 8 or below, you may have trouble connecting to the webinar.
  5. If you are unable to attend the live session, please visit 2-3 days after the event to view the recording. You will still be able to earn CE credit after the live event.

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 must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


After listening to the webinar presentation either live or via the recording, and succesfully pass the test and complete the evaluation form to receive your contact hour.  In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.



  ACCREDITATION is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider # FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider # CEP 13213)., provider #1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2010 to February 15, 2017.  Social workers should contact thier regulatory board to determine course approval. is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therpay and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489)

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