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A premier experience bringing you today's most cutting-edge, strengths-based
interventions to help your clients on the autism spectrum thrive!

Autism intervention continues to evolve.

We're seeing a paradigm shift to one that embraces difference, takes the client's lead, builds on strengths while supporting needs, and appreciates how the body and brain use behaviors to manage surroundings.

But keeping up with emerging evidence-based autism assessments and treatments can be time consuming and overwhelming, leaving you unsure of what steps to take next…

…that's why we're introducing the Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training (ASDCS) - 2nd Edition: Affirming Neurodiversity with Strengths- and Abilities-Based Interventions. Leading voices in the field will breakdown interventions and approaches that'll help bring out your autistic clients' unique skills and extraordinary potential to help them thrive!

Through the lens of lived experience, autism experts Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore, Judy Singer, Wenn Lawson, Kim Clairy, Sean Inderbitzen, and Emile Gouws, explain the importance of looking at autism through an autistic lens to address the many challenges autistic individuals often experience.

Each awe-inspiring session provides you with concrete neurodiversity-affirming interventions to work with your autistic clients' unique needs, individual differences, and passions.

During this powerful online certification course, leading experts including Stephen Porges, Barry Prizant, Varleisha Gibbs, Robert Naseef, Jeffrey Guenzel, and Michael Hannon—to name a few—will guide you through interventions that leverage relationships, trust, communication, acceptance, and the neuroception of safety.

From early intervention to transitioning to adulthood, you'll walk away with dozens of transformational strengths-based interventions, strategies and approaches to support your clients regardless of age or developmental stage!

For just $299.99 — Here's what you'll get...
  • 10 CE sessions
  • 8 bonus CE sessions
  • 3 bonus content sessions
  • Earn up to 25.75 CE hours, including up to 1 hour of ethics
  • PLUS, this course meets the educational requirements to become a...
    Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) — at no additional cost to you!
    That's right, in just three easy steps, you can become an ASDCS (a $249.99 value)!

Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training
(ASDCS) - 2nd Edition:

Affirming Neurodiversity with Strengths- and Abilities-Based Interventions
$1,629.78 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 25.75 CE hours, including up to 1 hour of ethics.

Click here for CE credit details. Click here for course objectives and outline.

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification fee (a $249.99 value) is included in today's deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs.
Here's a peek at some of the cutting-edge interventions and approaches:

  • Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, and Action Framework: Stephen Shore, EdD, flips autism intervention on its head and forever changes the way you view and work with autistic clients.

  • Polyvagal Theory: Esteemed Stephen Porges, PhD, teaches the best strategies for down-regulating threat and defensive reactions by looking at the child's (and parent's) nervous systems.

  • Polyvagal Informed Framework of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Building on the work of Stephen Porges, PhD, Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT, provides a lens that's modifiable resulting in increased creativity, openness, curiosity, cognitive flexibility, and social engagement!

  • Dissecting Brain-Gut to Address Sensorimotor Intervention: Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, teaches you how to properly select interventions to help autistic children with self-regulation, emotional regulation, and sensorimotor skills.

  • Autism Assessment: Wenn Lawson, PhD, teaches you to skillfully interlace a neurodiversity-affirming lens with DSM-5™ diagnostic criteria as well as how to separate autism from other co-occurring mental health issues in adults.

  • Autism, LGBTQIA+, and the Intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality: Wenn Lawson, PhD, guides you through the implications for gender and sexual development, diagnosis, as well as how to support this diverse population.

  • Racial Disparities and Neurodivergence in Autism: From racial disparities in access to timely and quality care to the influences of those disparities, Drs. Robert Naseef and Michael Hannon empower you to design strategies for more equitable and just engagement with autistic clients and their families.

Plus, you'll get essential updates to some of the most important and trending topics in autism assessment and treatment, including how to help your clients:
  • Prevent the need for meltdowns and emotional outbursts
  • Develop social skills to successfully navigate social interactions
  • Build a foundation of safety and trust
  • Build on their strengths through client-centered approaches
  • Recognize side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues
  • Successfully transition through middle school, high school, and beyond
  • And so much more!

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do”
Dr. Temple Grandin

“When you meet one person with Autism, you've met one person with Autism”
Dr. Stephen Shore

Certification Made Simple

In just three easy steps, you will become a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) starting today:

Step 1: Watch the online certification training.

Step 2: Complete the CE tests and instantly print your certificates of completion.

Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.


That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.
*Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs

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Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training
(ASDCS) - 2nd Edition:

Affirming Neurodiversity with Strengths- and Abilities-Based Interventions
$1,629.78 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 25.75 CE hours, including up to 1 hour of ethics. Click here for CE credit details.

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification fee (a $249.99 value) is included in today's deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs.
Course Schedule

Temple Grandin
Navigating Autism with a Strengths-Based Mindset: Empowering Clients to Find and Develop their Strengths and Thrive!
Temple Grandin, PhD, Keynote | Click here for information about Temple Grandin
This invaluable session will empower you with effective interventions to help your neurodivergent clients become exposed to life, find and develop their strengths, and thrive! In this interview-style keynote, Dr. Grandin addresses a variety of topics, such as the importance of and need for:
  • Whole-person approaches that honor each child's uniqueness
  • Moving beyond “label-locking”
  • Teaching basic life skills, “stretching”, and giving choices
  • Exposing clients to career options before high school
  • And so much more!

Stephen Shore
Abilities & Strengths-Based Autism Interventions: Help Clients Find Success in Education, Employment, Community, and More!
Stephen Shore, EdD, Keynote | Click here for information about Stephen Shore
Dr. Shore flips autism intervention on its head and forever changes the way you view and work with autistic clients! Using his framework built around awareness, acceptance, appreciation and action, discover how to empower your autistic clients to use their unique abilities and strengths as a springboard to success in education, employment, community, self-advocacy, and much more!

Jeffrey Guenzel
Emile Gouws
Developing Core Competencies as an Autism Specialist through a Neurodiversity Lens
Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC, and Emile Gouws, PhD Student, Autistic Self-Advocate | Click here for information about Jeffrey Guenzel | Click here for information about Emile Gouws
Emile, an autistic self-advocate, educator, and researcher, and his good friend, Jeffrey, teach the essential core competencies of assessment, neurodevelopmental, communication, and social skills so you can be an effective professional supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

Kim Clairy
Not Just Surviving, but Thriving with Autism
Kim Clairy, OTR/L | Click here for information about Kim J. Clairy
In this dynamic session, Kim, an autistic occupational therapist, shares her inner world. You'll learn how to apply evidence-based strategies through an autistic lens to address sensory, emotional, executive functioning, social, and communication challenges autistic individuals often experience. Additionally, you will learn ways to uncover and treat the root of problematic behaviors while also respecting autism's unique ways of processing the world.

Varleisha Gibbs
Dissecting the Brain-Gut Connection to Address Sensorimotor Concerns for Autistic Children
Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS | Click here for information about Varleisha D. Gibbs
Dr. Gibbs will guide you through improved evidence-based approaches to properly select interventions to help autistic children with self-regulation, emotional regulation, and sensorimotor skills. Through current neurology research, new evidence on brain-gut connection along with video case scenarios, you'll learn to:
  • Connect behavior to gut ecosystem to better understand the symptomatology: Enteric nervous system, primitive reflexes, neurological senses, neuronal oscillations
  • Address challenging behaviors, such as hyperactivity, aggressiveness, self-stimulatory, sensory avoidance, and inattentiveness amongst other concerns

Barry Prizant
Enhancing Social Communication for Autistic Clients: Neurodiversity Principles in Action
Barry Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP | Click here for information about Barry Prizant
In an empathic, wise, and insightful way, Dr. Prizant will walk you through how to put neurodiversity principles into action to support your autistic clients. You'll walk away with the confidence to help your clients identify and leverage their strengths to enhance social communication competence and build trust and safety. Barry steers you away from a “fix it” mentality towards one of empathy, support and empowerment!

Robert Naseef
Michael Hannon
Racial Disparities and Neurodivergence in Autism: Strategies for Systemic Change and Equitable Care
Robert Naseef, PhD, and Michael Hannon, PhD, LAC, NCC | Click here for information about Robert Naseef | Click here for information about Michael Hannon
Drawing on both clinical as well as lived experience as fathers of autistic children, Drs. Robert Naseef and Michael Hannon highlight the realities of inequitable care of minority autistic individuals rendered by healthcare systems. From racial disparities in access to timely and quality care to the influences of those disparities, you will walk away empowered to design strategies for more equitable and just engagement with autistic clients and their families.

Gil Tippy
Helping Autistic Clients Relate and Communicate through DIR/Floortime®: A Powerful Evidenced-Base Developmental Model That Works!
Gil Tippy, PsyD | Click here for information about Gil Tippy
Learn the foundations and principles of a powerful yet tremendously cost-effective evidenced-based developmental model, DIR/Floortime®. This effective intervention will help you:
  • Understand your autistic clients' unique individual profile including: sensory-motor, social-emotional-communication, language
  • Address the biological challenges that may be hindering the developmental process
  • Implement the basics of DIR/Floortime® to address your clients' core deficits while strengthening their core capacities of relating, communicating, and thinking!

Kathy Kaluza Morris
Techniques for After an Autism Meltdown: Supporting Prevention of Future Eruptions
Kathy Kaluza Morris, MEd, BS | Click here for information about Kathy Kaluza Morris
Learn proven post-vention strategies and tools to help autistic children and adolescents recognize their stages of an eruption, develop self-management skills, and find replacement behaviors to support prevention of future meltdowns.
You'll learn why, when, and how to apply targeted strategies—so whether your client has a meltdown due to sensory or cognitive overloads or the inability to self-regulate emotions or communicate, you'll leave with evidenced-based strategies that you can implement right away!

Sean Inderbitzen
Treating Autism and PTSD Comorbid Through a Polyvagal-Informed Lens: A Framework to Inform EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Interventions in Therapy
Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT | Click here for information about Sean Inderbitzen
Building on the work of Dr. Porges, the developer of Polyvagal theory (PVT), join autism expert Sean Inderbitzen, an autistic social worker, as he guides you through:
  • Polyvagal-Informed Framework of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • How this framework informs modifications for EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Polyvagal theory gives us a basis to understand autism in a way that is modifiable with greater gains in accessing autistic clients' window of tolerance... resulting in increased creativity, openness, curiosity, cognitive flexibility, and social engagement!

Robert Bernstein
Help Autistic Clients Build Strengths, Ease Frustration, & Engage with the World: Techniques to Improve Cognitive Development, Early Language Development, Anxiety, & Behavior
Robert Bernstein, MA | Click here for information about Robert Bernstein
In this session, you'll how to skillfully use cognitive/developmental approaches to significantly improve cognitive development, early language development, anxiety, and behavior in autistic children, adolescents, and young adults (0-24 years old). You'll learn techniques to assess a child's strengths and weaknesses in thinking and organizing, developing flexibility, sequential thinking, verbal expression, problem solving, and much more!
Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training
(ASDCS) - 2nd Edition:

Affirming Neurodiversity with Strengths- and Abilities-Based Interventions
$1,629.78 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 25.75 CE hours, including up to 1 hour of ethics. Click here for CE credit details.

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification fee (a $249.99 value) is included in today's deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs.
Register Today and Get 10 FREE Bonus Sessions:

Stephen Porges
The Neuroscience of Safety: The Transformative Impact of the Polyvagal Theory on Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum
Stephen Porges, PhD | Click here for information about Stephen Porges
Learn how the Polyvagal Theory helps us “look inside” the nervous system of individuals with autism. Through this cutting-edge lens, you'll learn the best strategies for down-regulating threat and defensive reactions by shifting your client's state to that of calmness with feelings of safety, leading the way to improved communication, relational satisfaction, and joy!

Wenn Lawson
Autism Assessment in Adults: Differentiating the Complexities of Autism from Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues
Wenn Lawson, PhD | Click here for information about Wenn Lawson
In this presentation, autistic psychologist, speaker, and author Dr. Lawson will teach you to how to assess for autism in adults as well as separate it from other co-occurring mental health issues in adults. Attend and learn:
  • How to interlace a neurodiversity-affirming lens with DSM-5™ diagnostic criteria
  • The interplay between poor mental health and autism and impact of unmet needs
  • How autism presents differently in different gender identities
The impact of a diagnosis in adulthood can lead to self-injury, employment and relationship problems, and other mental health issues including suicidality.

Autism, LGBTQIA+, and The Intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality
Wenn Lawson, PhD | Click here for information about Wenn Lawson
Like autism, gender exists on a spectrum... to best help your autistic clients looking for support related to their gender identity and sexuality, it's imperative you understand how the two spectrums overlap. Dr. Lawson, an autistic, transgender psychologist, guides you through the implications for gender and sexual development, diagnosis, as well as how to support this diverse population.

Rebecca Sachs
Tamara Rosen
A Practitioner's Guide to Autism Assessment: A Strengths-Based Approach
Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD | Click here for information about Rebecca Sachs | Click here for information about Tamara Rosen
Through role-play and demonstrations, learn how to skillfully use specific screening and assessment-based tools and strategies for:
  • When ASD is suspected and you feel stuck
  • Understanding and treating challenging behaviors that may be impacting treatment
  • Communicating concerns to other professionals and parents
  • Making effective and appropriate referrals
  • Tailoring and modifying intervention plans

Carol Westby
Theory of Mind: Therapeutic Implications for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS | Click here for information about Carol Westby
To effectively improve the social, emotional, and communication skills of individuals with autism, you must first discern their Theory of Mind (ToM) abilities. This session will teach you how to do that! You'll learn:
  • Current research on neural bases for emotional understanding and ToM
  • Developmental stages of ToM from infancy through adolescence
  • Assessment and intervention implications for ToM deficits and how to intervene with infants through school-age children

Kathleen Platzman
Karen Levine
Ethical Considerations in Autism Related Services: Operating at the Highest Level Possible
Kathleen Platzman, PhD, and Karen Levine, PhD | Click here for information about Kathleen Platzman | Click here for information about Karen Levine
Drs. Platzman and Levine guide you through the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) toolkit—developed by autistic self-advocates—which provides the field feedback on what is ethical and what is not. We'll look at:
  • Many common practices within autism related services and supports that have serious ethical concerns
  • Way to provide ethical services to ensure we are operating at the highest ethical level possible, looking through the lens of autistic self-advocates
This presentation is in part based on the ASAN toolkit entitled "For Whose Benefit: Evidence, Ethics, and Effectiveness of Autism Interventions".

Cara Marker Daily
Psychopharmacology in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBA | Click here for information about Cara Marker Daily
Many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are on medications that are not supported in the literature as being effective in treating symptoms of ASD, which is confusing and alarming. This program will review the latest research in psychopharmacology and ASD as well as:
  • Benefits of certain pharmacological interventions in treating the symptoms of ASD
  • Potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues
  • Your role as a treating clinician in assisting your client's with ASD in psychopharmacological management

Laura Sibbald
Lights, Camera, Empowerment! Neurodiversity and the Transition to Independence
Laura Sibbald, MA, CCC-SLP, ASDCS, CYMHS | Click here for information about Laura Sibbald
In this session, Laura Sibbald will teach you how transition planning best practices are used to consider therapeutic outcomes and to support targeted goal setting for our neurodivergent clients and students transitioning to adulthood, including attending college or starting employment. You'll learn strategies ready for immediate use, including:
  • Opportunities of exploration and autonomy within a structured setting where clients learn their best practices and how to advocate for themselves
  • Evidence-based methods for promoting dynamic learning, self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-advocacy strategies to build a student's personal autonomy
It is critical that all “helping” professionals consider post-secondary transition needs and make a targeted plan to support a student's journey to independence.

Judy Singer
Varleisha Gibbs
Neurodiversity for Understanding Autism: A Paradigm for Social Change & Supporting Clients
Judy Singer, DPhil, and Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS | Click here for information about Judy Singer | Click here for information about Varleisha D. Gibbs
Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist who coined the term “neurodiversity”, shares her personal connection to autism as well as her work which was based on her lived experience in the middle of three generations of women “somewhere on the autistic spectrum”. She'll explain:
  • The concept of neurodiversity, the development of a neurodiversity movement, and its achievements in the social justice arena
  • How she fits into the neurodiverse tapestry
  • Ways you can look through the neurodiversity lens in support of your clients on the spectrum
Judy is joined by Dr. Gibbs, a steadfast occupational therapist, author and presenter.

Kim Clairy
Marcella Raimondo
Autism and Eating Disorders
Kim Clairy, OTR/L, and Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH | Click here for information about Kim J. Clairy | Click here for information about Marcella Raimondo
In this interview style session, Kim, an autistic occupation therapist, shares her journey breaking through many personal and societal barriers, including navigating the healthcare system with ASD and an eating disorder (ED). Kim is joined by Dr. Raimondo, a passionate and spirited clinical psychologist who specializes in treating eating disorders.
Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training
(ASDCS) - 2nd Edition:

Affirming Neurodiversity with Strengths- and Abilities-Based Interventions
$1,629.78 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 25.75 CE hours, including up to 1 hour of ethics. Click here for CE credit details.

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification fee (a $249.99 value) is included in today's deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs.
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Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training
(ASDCS) - 2nd Edition:

Affirming Neurodiversity with Strengths- and Abilities-Based Interventions
$1,629.78 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Earn up to 25.75 CE hours, including up to 1 hour of ethics. Click here for CE credit details.

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification fee (a $249.99 value) is included in today's deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs.

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