Online Course » ASD01 Autism Spectrum Disorder - Introduction to Human Services and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Course Description:
Understanding and appreciating the importance of one’s job is critical to a successful work experience. The Direct Support Professional is at the foundation of the service delivery system, carrying out the mission of the Agency or organization, supporting individuals, and serving as a role model in the community. Looking at the role of the Direct Support Professional through a professional lens will provide a strong basis for the important work that is accomplished daily by dedicated front-line staff. An overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence-based interventions that DSPs can use to support individuals with ASD are provided.
Course Objective:
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Describe the role of DSP and the standards for professionalism in the field of human services. 
• Describe diversity and the importance of cultural responsiveness in the role of DSP.
• Describe the characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
• Identify the challenges of ASD and the effects they have on the individual and their environment.
• Describe evidence-based interventions and practices and the steps for linking goals to these practices.

Intended Audience:
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio:
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
Hours:
1.50
Certificates:
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