Supporting Caregivers Through the Diagnostic Journey
This module prepares early childhood professionals to describe ways professionals can support families through the diagnostic process, outline areas of support, and identify reliable sources of information related to ASD utilizing a combination of video, research articles, and online resources. Content covered in this module reviews various diagnostic pathways, supporting families through discovery, navigation, connecting, networking, and accessing services.
Designed for Early Intervention professionals, this module is part of a broader series that offers information and resources on critical elements promoting the earlier identification of autism. Learners are encouraged to complete Indicators for ASD and Tools to Assist with Early ID and Talking with Families About Concerns modules before starting this training in the series.
- Describe ways professionals can support families through the ASD diagnostic process
- Outline areas of support professionals can provide during the diagnostic journey
- Identify reliable sources of information to share with families
This module is eligible for two (2) unit hours in the areas of EI developmental specialist/supervisor and EI service coordinator/supervisor as approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).