Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

4 Clock Hours / 0.4 CEUs / $30.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

In this excellent and informative course you will learn strategies to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) achieve their highest potential and how to create an appropriate and inclusive early childhood environment. This course discusses the characteristics associated with ASD, how to support parents of children with ASD, and the importance of early intervention services.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this special needs course.

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Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with online component) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio in most course sections. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

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Acceptance information

This special needs course is accepted for childcare professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.

In Massachusetts this course is a diverse learner course. Click here for more diverse learner courses.

Learning outcomes

After completing Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder you will be able to identify behavioral characteristics of children with ASD; identify environments that best support children with ASD and their parents; and describe ways to help children with ASD develop self-regulation and strengthen their communication, social, and self-help skills.

Topics covered

  • Common behaviors of children with ASD and how to respond to them
  • How to foster communication and social skills in children with ASD
  • The ASD diagnosis process
  • Laws pertaining to the education of children with disabilities and early intervention services
  • How to support and communicate with parents of children with ASD
  • Strategies to support children with ASD through routines and an appropriate environment
  • Ways to support the self-help skills of children with ASD and nurture feelings of competence


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, and listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

What our students say about Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

"Thank you so much for your email! This is a prime example and one of the many perks in using Care Courses for our continuing education needs. ... Customer Service! Staying connected with your customers speaks volumes to me! The Intern that I ordered the courses [Block Play, Music and Movement, Lead Safety, Emergency Preparedness in Child Care, Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder] for is very much enjoying them as well as the increase in her knowledge of Early Childhood Education! I will be registering for courses soon for my annual continuing education requirement and will be suggesting your organization, once again, to all of my staff! Thank you for all that you and your organization do for your customers! - Dover, Delaware

Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

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Care Courses currently offers over 40 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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