Autism Case Training (ACT) is now available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.  The training covers the fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders.  Three modules, which can be taken separately or together, are based on real-life scenarios and include up-to-date information, illustrative videos, and pertinent references and resources.  Continuing education credits (CME, CNE, and CEU) are available for each of the modules.  Course content comes from the Autism Case Training in-class curriculum, written by developmental-behavioral faculty and fellows from 10 Maternal and Child Health Bureau Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Programs and the CDC.  It has undergone external peer review and field validation.

The Thompson Center offers free training modules in Understanding Autism in Young Children, Screening and Referral, Evidence-Based Practice and Interventions, Transition to Adulthood, and Family-Professional Partnerships.


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) has webinars for viewing in their education archive.  These are free and contain information for self-advocates, families, and professionals.

Emergency Healthcare in Adults with IDD; Part 2 Hospital Care is available through AADMD.  For more information or to register go to EmergencyHealthcare

Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH):  Listing of upcoming web conferences, DVD trainings and web trainings including Person-Centered Approach to Community Mental Health; Understanding the Impact of Trauma; Preventing Suicide; Emotional Skills; Exercise and Nutrition; and Diabetes Management for Persons with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities.

Partnership for Hope Waiver:  A recording of the Partnership for Hope Waiver webinar presented on September 27, 2012.

Social Security

Social Security Benefits: Here is the official Social Security website.  The website provides information including what programs are administered under Social Security, how to obtain Social Security services, and much more.  For information on SSDI and SSI Employment Supports click HERE.