family practitioners, internists w/specialty in pediatrics, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric physician
assistants, pediatric specialists (i.e., developmental pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists), and public health physicians and
nurses will benefit from this CME program.
The purpose of this educational activity is: (1) to educate
medical practitioners and other professionals about the importance
of early identification and intervention of young children at risk for
autism and other developmental disorders; (2) improve upon the pediatric practice of screening and referral; and (3) lower the age at
which young children are diagnosed.
Research supports that early intervention can markedly improve
outcomes for children identified with autism and other developmental
disorders. With early detection and referral to local Early
programs, these young children can begin receiving more timely
effective treatment, thus improving their outcomes. This
course will teach participants not only the
importance of early identification and intervention for children
autism and other developmental disorders, but also how to
concerns and refer for treatment.
Participants will learn to recognize
the "first signs" of
atypical development, the clinical features of autism spectrum
disorders, and best practices for screening. Participants will
about highly validated development and autism screening tools,
how to set up a practice for screening, and where to refer
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able
- List the three main diagnostic criteria for
- Recognize the key social, emotional,
and communication milestones for healthy development in
- Describe the absolute indicators that signal immediate screening for autism spectrum disorders.
- Describe how to carry out the seven steps in the developmental screening process.
- Choose recommended developmental screening tools for
- Discuss the challenges and problems of developmental screening in practice.
- Set up practices to meet the challenges of screening and referral.
- Describe to parents and caregivers how Early Intervention in WI works.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance
with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and First
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited
by the ACCME to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit
The University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine designates this educational
activity for a maximum of 3.0 category 1 credits toward
the AMA Physician's
Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those
credits that he/she
actually spent in the activity.
University of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical
Education, adheres to the ACCME Standards for Commercial
disclosure information will be made available in the
conference materials and
syllabi. Faculty members are also expected to disclose
to participants any
discussions of off-label and/or investigational uses
of pharmaceutical products
during their presentations.
There is no registration
fee for attending this conference, however, space is
limited. All pre-registered participants will receive
a confirmation from
University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison
reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to
any unforeseen circumstances.
In the event of cancellation or
postponement, the University will notify all pre-registrants
in advance of the event.
Services for the disabled
If special arrangements
are required for an individual with a disability to attend
this seminar, please contact Jackie Roessler
no later than three days prior to the
conference, at 608-263-8222.
The University of Pennsylvania values
diversity and seeks talented students,
faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University
does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation,
identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age,
disability, or status as
a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration
policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship
awards; athletic, or other University administered programs
or employment. Questions or complaints regarding this policy
should be directed to: Executive
Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
3600 Chestnut Street, Sansom Place East, Suite 228, Philadelphia,
(215) 898-6993 (Voice) or
(215) 898-7803 (TDD).