Autism Spectrum Disorder Part VI: Transition to Adult Care
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will find themselves changing and growing as they enter into adolescence and adulthood. There are many factors that go into making the transition to adulthood and independent living as effective and successful as possible for a young adult with ASD. Long-term transition planning is an ongoing process that reflects the continuing development and changing needs of individuals with ASD.
This activity has been developed to provide an overview of transition goals and planning strategies for the changing needs of an adolescent with ASD and to emphasize the importance of early planning for these transitions. It will also highlight legal matters to consider for families and individuals with ASD as they transition to adulthood.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify transition goals for the changing needs of an adolescent with ASD to include developing independent living competencies that incorporate personal care, household chores, financial skills and health care needs.
- Explore transition strategies that can be taught in early childhood and explain the importance of early planning for transitions.
- Discuss transitions from primary to high school and beyond for individuals with ASD.
- Describe legal matters to consider for families and individuals with ASD.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, counselors, educators, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in ASD.
Tisa Johnson-Hooper, MD
Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Henry Ford Health System
About the presenter
Dr. Tisa Johnson-Hooper is a pediatrician in Detroit, Michigan and is affiliated with Henry Ford Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Her practice offers a family-centered medical home approach to treating children with special health care needs. Dr. Johnson-Hooper emphasizes the value of family partners and strives to make her services convenient, family-friendly and easy to use. She regularly partners with family navigators and liaisons, and much of her practice has been built around and guided by family feedback.
Robin K. Blitz, MD
Senior Medical Director
Special Needs Initiative
Sarah Chart, RN
Rebecca Gleason, RN
Director, Special Needs Initiative
Eden Prairie, MN
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
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The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-21-114-H04-P/T
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.
Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General
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