The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders  Training Series  RAAC Training Committee
Child Care Training Series             Modules Module One: Autism Defined, Autism Prevalence  and Primary Characteristics...
Child Care Training Series              Modules Module Seven: Behavior Challenges and Autism Module Eight: Understanding...
Early Signs  of Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication Concerns  Does not respond to his or her name  Language is absen...
Early Signs    of Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication Concerns   Doesn’t point to things or only points to    request...
Early Signs   of Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Concerns   Has poor eye contact   Gets things for him or herself, rath...
Early Signs   of Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Concerns   Doesn’t smile in response to smiles from    others   Seems ...
Early Signs   of Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavioral Concerns   Has preoccupations with certain toys or    items   Has ...
Early Signs    of Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavioral Concerns   Attends more to parts of object than the    whole objec...
Big IdeaChild needs further evaluation if: No babbling by 12 months No gesturing (pointing, waving bye-bye, etc.) by  12...
Talking with Families about their         Child’s Development Don’t say to the family member that you think their  child ...
Talking with Families about their         Child’s Development Some families may have a negative reaction or  initially or...
Big IdeaIt is important to let a family know that you are concernedabout their child’s development      as soon as possible
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    1. 1. The Basics of AutismSpectrum Disorders Training Series RAAC Training Committee
    2. 2. Child Care Training Series Modules Module One: Autism Defined, Autism Prevalence and Primary Characteristics Module Two: Early Signs of Autism Module Three: Physical Characteristics of Autism Module Four: Cognition and Learning in Autism Module Five: Autism and Sensory Differences Module Six: Communication and Autism
    3. 3. Child Care Training Series Modules Module Seven: Behavior Challenges and Autism Module Eight: Understanding Behavior in Persons with Autism Module Nine: Functional Behavior Assessment Module Ten: Autism and Play Skills to Teach Module Ten: Safety and Autism
    4. 4. Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication Concerns  Does not respond to his or her name  Language is absent or delayed  Parents report that the child used to say a few words, but now has stopped
    5. 5. Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication Concerns  Doesn’t point to things or only points to request  Repeats or echoes what others say
    6. 6. Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Concerns  Has poor eye contact  Gets things for him or herself, rather than try to get help
    7. 7. Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Concerns  Doesn’t smile in response to smiles from others  Seems to prefer to play alone or doesn’t seem interested in other children
    8. 8. Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavioral Concerns  Has preoccupations with certain toys or items  Has a narrow range of interest  Doesn’t seem to know how to play with toys or lines up toys or other items
    9. 9. Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavioral Concerns  Attends more to parts of object than the whole object (i.e. the weeks of a toy car)  Repetitive or odd motor patterns (i.e. frequent hand flapping)
    10. 10. Big IdeaChild needs further evaluation if: No babbling by 12 months No gesturing (pointing, waving bye-bye, etc.) by 12 months No single words by 16 months No spontaneous (not repeating other speech) phrases by 24 months ANY loss of ANY language or social skills at ANY age
    11. 11. Talking with Families about their Child’s Development Don’t say to the family member that you think their child has autism Describe the things the child is doing that are concerning to you Pick the right time to discuss your concerns with the family Have suggestions for what the family can do (i.e. contact the child’s primary care doctor)
    12. 12. Talking with Families about their Child’s Development Some families may have a negative reaction or initially or even longer Don’t take the family’s reaction personally
    13. 13. Big IdeaIt is important to let a family know that you are concernedabout their child’s development as soon as possible
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