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Autism: Research & Medical Treatment Implications
Part 2

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This activity provides expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical and neurological issues associated with autism are addressed. Health and sleep habits of children and adults with autism should be improved by virtue of educating about medical and neurological etiologies associated with this complex disorder.

Webcasts

Ken Sassower, MD
Sleep Issues in Individuals with Autism: Part One
Ken Sassower, MD
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Estimated Time:   45 minutes
Release Date:   April 1, 2016
Expiration Date:  April 1, 2018
Type: Webcast
Specialties: Neurology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Ken Sassower, MD
Sleep Issues in Individuals with Autism: Part Two
Ken Sassower, MD
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Release Date:   April 1, 2016
Expiration Date:  April 1, 2018
Type: Webcast
Specialties: Neurology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Sleep Issues in Individuals with Autism: Case Studies
Ken Sassower, MD
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Estimated Time: 30 minutes
Release Date:   April 1, 2016
Expiration Date:  April 1, 2018
Type: Webcast
Specialties: Neurology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Temple Grandin, PhD
Providing Compassionate Care for Individuals with ASD
Temple Grandin, PhD
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Release Date:   April 1, 2016
Expiration Date:  April 1, 2018
Type: Webcast
Specialties: Neurology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Autism

Autism

Series Objectives

  1. Provide first-hand insights how persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) may experience medical and dental treatments and how that may differ from the experiences of others.
  2. Describe communication strategies for persons with ASD that may be helpful in clinical settings as well as supports by health care professionals for persons with ASDs that may be helpful in clinical settings.
  3. Identify different types of sleep disturbances in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): secondary to behavioral issues, secondary to medical issues, and secondary to neurological issues.
  4. Explain fundamentals of sleep biology.
  5. Discuss when to refer for evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist.
  6. Review state of research in the field.
  7. Review common causes of sleep disorders in persons with ASD.
  8. Highlight strategies to evaluate sleep disorders in ASD.
  9. Recognize when it’s appropriate to refer an individual with ASD to a sleep medicine specialist.
  10. Review the strengths and limitations of tests used to screen for sleep disorders.
  11. Identify criteria by which to assess the strengths/limitations of studies on sleep disorders in persons with autism.

Target Audience

This online series is designed for a primary audience of pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, medical geneticists, sleep medicine experts, and allied health practitioners. The secondary audience includes internists, nutritionists and associated allied health practitioners interested in underlying medical and neurological comorbidities associated with autism spectrum disorders.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and the Autism Research Institute. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 6.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Activity Director

Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Pathologist
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH