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

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

The Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) has agreed to offer CE credit for this archived OneOp Early Intervention webinar for ILLINOIS providers through Dec. 31, 2024.  Individuals seeking CE credit to be used towards other state or agency credentials should contact their credentialing/licensing agency for guidance.

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.

Continuing Education Credit/Certificate

Presenter Information

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.

Series Homepage

Event Materials

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Additional Resources

What is ASD? from Autism Navigator

Early Red Flags for Autism in Preschoolers from Autism Navigator

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)

Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley (PDF text)

Welcome to Beirut by Susan F. Rzucidlo (PDF text)



April 10, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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Complete the registration form with your name, email address, and how you learned about this webinar. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after with the connection information. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need technical support.

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