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What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & Families

Wed April 10, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

Children can be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as early as 18 months, but delays in social and communication skills and other signs can appear earlier in life. This webinar covers the prevalence of autism in the US and common red flags.  The screening and diagnosis process of young children with autism is also discussed.  Strategies for partnering with and supporting families through this process are shared.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Click the button below for CE credit or Certificate of Completion. 
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

Participants seeking state early intervention CE credits and/or certificate of completion within one year of the live event date, should click the Continuing Education Credit/Certificate button below.

Continuing Education Credit/Certificate

  • This FD Early Intervention webinar offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois. To learn more about EITP, go to eitp.education.illinois.edu
  • Attention BCBAs:
    • One and a half (1.5) BACB CE credits are available for attending the LIVE webinar event only.
    • Arrive on time to ensure your attendance is noted for the whole webinar.
    • Those attending the live event for BACB CE credits must log in individually.  Group logins are not permitted for those seeking BACB CE credits.
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the CE credits we offer: Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and service coordinators in Washington.
  • Providers in Connecticut can receive contact hours applicable towards their certification or licensing renewal requirements from this webinar.
  • Michigan will offer 1.5 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for this webinar.
  • This webinar provides annual professional development hours for providers enrolled in the West Virginia Birth to Three program.
  • Professionals in Wyoming can receive PTSB credit for this four-part webinar series in its entirety.  Individuals must complete each webinar and post-test to receive any PTSB credit.  No partial credit will be awarded.


Dr. Hedda Meadan is a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois, a Goldstick Family Scholar, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Meadan’s areas of interest include social-communication skills and challenging behavior of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and intervention methods to enhance these spheres of functioning.

Supporting Children with Autism Through Their Day | Series

This four-part webinar series will focus on supporting young children with autism and their families. Throughout the series, our highly respected presenters will take us through important steps in the lives of families of children with autism and related disorders.

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Additional Resources

What is ASD? from Autism Navigator

Early Red Flags for Autism in Preschoolers from Autism Navigator

Life Journey through Autism: A Parent’s Guide to Assessment from OAR

100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children from Autism Speaks

A Parent’s Guide to Autism: A Family Support Tool Kit from Autism Speaks

Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families from OAR

Online Tools to Support the Delivery of Evidence-Based Practices for Students with ASD from TEACHING Exceptional Children

Toward innovative, cost-effective, and systemic solutions to improve outcomes and well-being of military families affected by autism spectrum disorder by Klin, A., Wetherby, A. M., Woods, J., Saulnier, C., Stapel-Wax, J., Klaiman, C., … & Bearss, K. (2015)

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10 Replies to “What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, & Supporting Young Children & Families”

    1. Hi Lacey. I apologize for the inconvenience. You should be able to RSVP for the webinar now using the information along the right-hand side of the page.

  1. Hello, I am trying to register for the event “What Do We Know: Autism Screening, Diagnosis, and Supporting Young Children and Families”, but I cannot find where I can RSVP for this event.

    1. Hi Noelle. I apologize for the inconvenience. You should be able to RSVP for the webinar now using the information along the right-hand side of the page.

  2. am trying to RSVP/reserve a space in the 10 Apr 19 training (What Do We Know …) cannot confirm how to do this. Do i just log in at the time of the webinar? Please advise.

    Also, cannot download/save/print event materials. Please advise on this as well. Thanks! tmw

    1. Hi Therese. I apologize for the inconvenience. You should be able to RSVP for the webinar now using the information along the right-hand side of the page. The slides are under “Event Materials” at the bottom of this webpage. If you click on the link, it will open in a new window and allow you to print and/or download a copy of the slides.

  3. Hello, I am trying to register to join the webinar tomorrow but I am not sure how to do that. Help please!

    1. Hi Nancy. I apologize for the inconvenience. You should be able to RSVP for the webinar now using the information along the right-hand side of the page.

  4. What Do We Know: Autism Screening Diagnosis & Supporting Young Children & Families training has expired but it can be watched on You tube. If I view if on You tube, can I still get a certificate of completion?

    1. Hi Jean. This training has not expired. The credits for BACBs has expired but early intervention credits are valid for up to one year after the live event – in this case until April 10, 2020. You will need to view the YouTube recording and then click the first purple button labeled “Continuing Education Credit/Certificate” to be directed to the evaluation and post-test. Upon successful completion of the post-test a certificate is emailed to you. If you have additional questions, please email the FDEI team at MFLNFDEarlyIntervention@gmail.com.

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