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Dr. Benjamin Handen discusses best practices and updates in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe best practice early child autism intervention treatment options.
  • Discuss psychopharmacological treatments for autism.
  • Review other best practice intervention options for autism.

Reading Resources:

  1. Anagnostou E et al. Autism spectrum disorder: Advances in evidence-based practice. Canadian Medical Association Journal.  2014, 186, 509-519.
  2. Magiati I, Tay XW, Howlin P. Early comprehensive behaviorally based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders: A summary of findings from recent reviews and meta-analyses. Neuropsychiatry, 2012, 2, 543-570.
  3. Dawson G et al. Randomized, controlled trial of an intervention for toddlers with autism: The Early Start Denver Model. Pediatrics, 2010, 125, e17-e23.

Dr. Handen has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: National Institute on Aging, National institute of Mental Health, Autism Speaks, Eli Lilly (Pharmaceutical company), Caremark (pharmaceutical company), Roche (Pharmaceutical)

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/26/2015 | Last Modified On: 5/26/2015 | Expires: 5/26/2016

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