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S23-103 Supporting Families in the Early Stages of an Autism Diagnosis

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Carolyn Gilmore, M.S, CCC-SLP |  Alice Williams, M.S. CCC-SLP
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



Caregivers play a critical role in early detection and intervention of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The early stages of a diagnosis are a particularly stressful—and confusing—time for most caregivers. Accordingly, professionals should be prepared to support caregivers as they navigate the evaluation process and explore intervention options for their child. This training is designed for professionals whom families may turn to for advice. We will provide you with information that can help you guide caregivers about what to look for, where to turn, and what to do following a diagnosis.



Carolyn Gilmore, M.S, CCC-SLP Related seminars and products

Carolyn Gilmore, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and doctoral candidate at Florida State University in Special Education. Her research focuses on interventions that combine augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and evidence-based practices to improve language, communication, and early literacy outcomes for children with complex communication needs, ASD, and developmental disorders.

Alice Williams, M.S. CCC-SLP Related seminars and products

Alice Williams, M.S., CCC-SLP is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University in Special Education. As a former speech language pathologist and classroom teacher, her research focuses on interventions using evidence-based practices to teach reading to students with extensive support needs who have complex communication needs.

Agenda & Learning Objectives



Registration/Log On 

9:00 – 10:30 


10:30- 10:45    


10:45 – 12:15 

Lecture (Continued) 


Questions & Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify early indicators of autism 

  1. Explain key differences between a clinical diagnosis and educational identification of autism 

  1. Describe common challenges faced by caregivers of children with autism 

  1. Provide families with reliable information resources 

Bibliography & References



Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after March 16, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

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  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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