Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affects a rising number of children in Texas. 1:54 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as of 2020, according to the Center for Disease Control. It is imperative that Early Childhood Professionals learn to recognize the signs of ASD so that children can be evaluated and receive Early Childhood Intervention or special education services through their local school district as soon as possible. This training will give providers the tools to recognize ASD in young children, adapt the learning environment and/or materials to help children on the spectrum, and help children with ASD who have a difficult time with transitions.