RITA-T Live Zoom Training

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Course Credit

The following credits are available for this course:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (MD, DO, NP, PA)4.0 hours
APA Continuing Education Credits (Psychologist)4.0 hours
ASWB ACE Continuing Education Credits (Social Worker)4.0 hours
Contact Hours (Nurse)4.0 hours

Note: a course evaluation is required to receive credit for this course. Please read below for further instructions, and how to access the Zoom link and meeting.

You will need to download and print one (1) copy of the RITA-T Manual, which you should keep with you as you practice and administer the screening test. You will also need to print a minimum of six (6) scoring sheets for this training. However, you can print as many scoring sheets as you need for extra practice and/or future use.

Please take a moment to click on the link below to register. The Zoom link to join the training will be emailed to you after you have completed your registration. Thank you and we look forward to the training!

6/8/2023When: June 8, 2023 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the meeting.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital 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 healthcare team.

Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 4.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Social Worker

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital 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. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.00 ACE CE continuing education credits.


The RITA-T is an empirically derived, level-2 interactive measure that has been developed to screen for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers 18 to 36 months of age. Early Childhood and Health care providers can become trained to administer the RITA-T, which can be integrated into diverse settings to better screen and identify toddlers who are high risk and need further diagnostic evaluation. The screening test consist of 9 items and takes about 10 minutes to administer and score. Each of the 9 activities designed to evaluate five developmental constructs known to represent early signs of ASD in toddlers 18-36 months.

This online training program has been designed to mirror the in-person training protocol as best as possible. The content provided, requirements for certification, and time required for completion are all equal to what is offered in the live training. Efforts have been made to provide trainees with enough content to answer questions without additional support, however we understand there may be times when there are specific questions and we will answer this questions in a reasonable amount of time. It is important to note that this is an interactive screening test, and you should seek further diagnostic testing and consult your pediatrician if you have concerns for ASD.  

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Speaker Name, Degree

Entity name, or None

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