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Autism in all Phases of Life

Broadcast Date: March 10, 2010
Course Code: A040

Ryan Cramer, LSW
Clinical Coordinator, ASERT Regional Autism Center
Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Ginger Martin, PsyD
Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Program Description:

This program will provide a review of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder as well as an overview of the specific diagnostic assessments and protocols used. In addition, this presentation will provide an overview of the needed supports and interventions for both children and adults with autism spectrum disorder as well as their families.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • review diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders

  • describe screening tools and diagnostic tools for autism spectrum disorders, including the ADOS

  • examine best practice treatments and interventions for communication deficits, social skill deficits, and behavioral challenges in children and adults with autism

  • identify statewide efforts to enhance supports for individuals with autism and their families

Target Audience:

This program is directed toward clinicians and other professionals from both the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields who work with individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Continuing Education Credits:

CADC 2.0

NBCC 2.0

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0


CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer  CADC,  NBCC, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

If you have questions, please contact
Nancy Mundy at mundynl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 




Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.




Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email Doreen Barkowitz at barkowitzdh@upmc.edu.

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