Research & Medical Treatment Implications
Sleep Issues in Individuals with Autism: Part One
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Expiration Date: April 1, 2018
Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes
Sleep Issues in Individuals with Autism: Part One webcast provides expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying sleep issues associated with autism are addressed. Health and behavior of children and adults with autism should be improved by virtue of educating about sleep disturbances associated with this complex disorder.
- Explain fundamentals of sleep biology.
- 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.
- Discuss when to refer for evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist.
This webcast is designed for a primary audience of pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, medical geneticists and allied health practitioners. The secondary audience includes internists, nutritionists and associated allied health practitioners interested in underlying medical comorbidities associated with autism spectrum disorders.
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 a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. To receive AAP credit, print an extra copy of your CME certificate and mail it to:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Attn: Transcript Coordinator
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
AAP Credit is only recorded if the physician is a member of the AAP or a PediaLink subscriber. Be sure to include your membership information with the certificate noting you are requesting AAP credit for this approved activity.
Activity Director and Faculty
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Pathologist
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute
Ken Sassower, MD
Mass General Hospital for Children
The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
The following faculty have indicated that they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
Marvin Natowicz, MD, PhD
Ken Sassower, MD
This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Center for Continuing Education and
Autism Research Institute.