- CME/CE Activities
- Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This CME/CE activity is provided by PRIME Education, Inc. (PRIME®) and is accredited for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care practitioners. This activity is supported by contract number HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. User data collected through this activity will reside on PRIME's educational portal for use by AHRQ.
Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Program Overview
- Faculty Biographies
- Accreditation Statements
- Post-Test & Evaluation
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Activity DescriptionAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are among the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, with an estimated prevalence of one in 110 children in the United States having an ASD. This engaging video discussion tackles tough questions about what to do with the patient with ASD in the wake of low or insufficient evidence comparing the effectiveness of available therapies. Two experts involved in the systemic review conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) deliver thought-provoking discussions about the review findings, which center on patients aged 13-30 with ASD. Common medical and mental health issues and treatment goals in patients with ASD are discussed, including functional/adult independence, educational and occupational/vocational attainment, quality of life, and access to health and other services. The discussion also focuses on transitioning processes to increase independent functioning and the effects of interventions on family outcomes, including parent distress and satisfaction with interventions.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Evaluate the effects of various interventions on core symptoms and common issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Assess the value of interventions on functional behavior, family outcomes, the transitioning process, and overall social outcomes in patients with ASD
- Discuss the harms associated with various interventions used to treat adolescents and young adults with ASD
This CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, case managers and health educators.
Method of Participation
To receive a certificate for this activity, you should:
- Complete the learner assessment pretest
- View the entire activity online
- Complete an online evaluation & post-test
- Print your certificate online
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 1.0 hour.
Term of Approval
August 31, 2012 through August 30, 2014. Original release date: August 31, 2012.
Acknowledgement of Support
There is no fee for this CME/CE activity. This activity is sponsored by PRIME Education, Inc (PRIME®) and funded under contract HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Faculty Biographies and Disclosures
Jeremy M Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Pharmacology
Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human
Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Zachary E Warren, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)
Director, Autism Clinical Services
Carolyn LePage, PhD, ARNP
Barry University School of Nursing
Miami Shores, FL
Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
National Clinical Nursing Director
Department of Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence
East Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Trinity Nursing Program School of Professional Studies
Trinity Washington University
Clinical Preceptor and Instructor
Advanced Practice Programs
The Catholic University of America School of Nursing
Michele B Kaufman, PharmD, CGP, RPh
President, PRN Communications Inc.
Editor, Pharmacovigilance Forum, P&T Journal
Touro College of Pharmacy
New York, NY
Wanda F Carter, MPH, CHES
Community Collaboration Manager
Adjunct Professor, Axia College (U of Phoenix) Health Care Administration Program
Adjunct Professor, Ashford University Health Care Administration Program
PHPS Alumnus, CDC Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office
Michael N Baxley, MD, MS, MPH
Chief of Quality Medical Initiative
MCCI Medical Group
President and Founder Physician
Managed Care Consulting Service Company
Donna M Chiefari, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, RPh, FASHP
Adjunct Faculty & Preceptor
Albany College of Pharmacy
Joyce M Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP
Online Program Director
Associate Professor Georgetown University
Family Nurse Practitioner at Wheeling Health Right
Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This program is no longer accredited.
|Faculty Name ||Advisory Board||Consultant||Grants / Research||Salary / Contractual||Supported Promotional Education||Stock / Shareholder||Other Financial Support|
|Jeremy M Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD
|Novartis, National Institute of Health||None||Novartis; Seaside Therapeutics; Roche; National Institutes of Health; Agency for Health Research of Quality; Health Resources & Services Admin; NARSAD; Vanderbilt University, Forest||None||None||None||None|
|Zachary E Warren, PhD
|None||NIMH||NIMH, NICHD, AHRQ, Autism Speaks, MCHB, Marino Autism Research Institute, Siemens Foundation||None||None||None||None|
|Carolyn LePage, PhD, ARNP
|Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
|Michele B Kaufman, PharmD, CGP, RPh
|Wanda F Carter, MPH, CHES
|Michael N Baxley, MD, MS, MPH
|Donna M Chiefari, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, RPh, FASHP
|Joyce M Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP
|Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
|Chris R Prostko, PhD|
Scientific Program Director
|Lynn Goldenberg, RN, BSN|
Director of Accreditation & Compliance
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Post-Test & Evaluation
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