DULUTH, Ga., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course SPN101: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders at no cost during April, in recognition of "National Autism Awareness Month."
The term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental brain disorders exhibiting a variety of symptoms and levels of impairment. ASD can affect a child's ability to learn, socialize, and communicate with others. SPN101 introduces ASD and the characteristics of children who are diagnosed with various disorders within this group. The course also offers classroom strategies that support students with various types of ASD, as well as ways in which educators can support and work with families.
"Given the increasing rate of ASD diagnosis, this training provides tremendous benefits to child care professionals by better preparing them to include and accommodate all children in their care," says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.
SPN101 is available at no cost to trial users and account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. This course is also available for purchase through online enrollment at cceionline.edu.
ChildCare Education Institute provides quality, affordable professional development programs for continuing education. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet annual licensing and Head Start training requirements, in addition to online certificate programs, such as the Online Child Development Associate (CDA), Online Director credentialing options, and several others. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.
For more information on CCEI, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907.
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3059 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
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SOURCE ChildCare Education Institute