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An exclusive interactive cohort learning experience with the most relevant and influential experts in the neurodiversity movement!

Save Your Spot Now for the February 2024 Cohort!
Not only has there never been more to learn in autism intervention, but for many of us, there's much to unlearn.

With the era of pathologizing autism ending, it's imperative you have the knowledge and skill set to provide client-centered, strengths-based, non-stigmatizing, affirming care to unlock the unique strengths and potential of your neurodivergent clients!

This groundbreaking cohort-style training combines inspiring on-demand learning with LIVE interactive Q&As led by your hand-selected panel of autism experts — many of whom share their lived experiences.

And when you complete this post-graduate level autism certification training, you'll not only be eligible to become a Certified Autism Disorder Clinical Specialist...

You'll be the go-to therapist for autistic individuals in your community!

Dive into an unmatched curriculum with interdisciplinary 17 experts who will passionately guide you every step of the way as you learn cutting-edge autism interventions that effectively address today's most pressing challenges for autistic clients, including:

  • Skills from Internal Family Systems therapy to address masking and suicidal ideation
  • EMDR techniques improve trauma processing, self-awareness, and coping skills
  • Porges' Polyvagal-informed strategies to calm the nervous system and improve social engagement
  • Brain-Gut connection to address self-regulation, emotional regulation, and sensorimotor skills
  • Trauma-informed care to create safety and trust reducing meltdowns
  • Play Therapy approaches to improve attachment ruptures and build a strong connection
  • Motivational Interviewing to reduce anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and inflexibility
And so much more, including unlimited access to all assessments, slides, worksheets, screens, and more!

The future of your practice awaits — REGISTER NOW!
Autism Specialist Certification
6-Month Immersive Cohort Training

What's New and What's Next in Supporting Neurodivergent Clients

$2,179.94 Value
Yours for Only $299.99!


Plus, earn up to 27.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Here's a peek at the cutting-edge neurodivergent-affirming interventions and approaches you'll dive into!
  • EMDR, Trauma-Informed Techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and new technologies: Harness the power of customizable skills and techniques that support your clients experiencing life transitions, co-occurring disorders, and other challenges.
  • Integrate IFS therapy & Polyvagal Theory to Increase Emotion, Somatic, & Cognitive Awareness: Get new strategies from strengths-based and non-pathologizing approaches that create a pathway to gently explore your clients' inner world together safely.
  • Innovative Play, Movement, and Relational DIRFloortime® Techniques for Social-Emotional Developments: Explore dynamic techniques that go beyond respect, gain skills to truly "get on your clients' level," and move away from harmful power dynamics for good.
  • Unpack Autism, LGBTQIA+, and the intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality: Gain the skills to sensitively and expertly navigate the nuances of working with aspects of therapy that can often be "hard to talk about" — like sexuality and gender.
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmaceutical interventions, alternative and holistic mind-gut interventions, ethics, & more: Know exactly what to do to support your clients' health beyond just the hour you see them each week, plus explore ethical considerations to stay sharp.
  • Must-Know Core Competencies: Learn the essential assessment, neurodevelopmental, communication, and social skills core competencies to deliver the highest standard of care and support.
  • Live Q&A & Group Consultation: Join your experts and your colleagues to get your clinical questions answered, network, and participate in a one-of-a-kind professional community.

Schedule & Outline

Welcoming Kick-Off Ceremony with Stephen Shore
Live Online — Thursday, February 23, 2024 at 10:00 AM Central Time
CE is unavailable for Kick-Off Ceremony

Part 1: Must-Know Keys to Neurodevelopment from a Neurodivergent Lens
On-demand Recordings — Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 12:00 AM Central Time
  • Empowering Autistic Clients to Find and Develop their Strengths and Thrive
    Temple Grandin, PhD
  • Neurodiversity Lens on Must-Know Competencies
    Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC, and Emile Gouws, MEd
  • Explore the Gut-Brain Connection for Sensorimotor Concerns
    Varleisha Lyons, PHD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS
  • Close the Gender Gap and Enhance Assessment
    Ruth Aspy, PhD and Barry G. Grossman, PhD
  • New Insights on Overcoming Theory of Mind Challenges
    Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP
Q&A — Featuring Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC; Ruth Aspy, PhD; Barry G. Grossman, PhD; Carol Westby, PhD
Live Online — Thursday, March 28th at 10:00 AM Central Time
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A

Part 2: Relational Techniques that Affirm Neurodivergence & Support Autonomy
On-demand Recordings — Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 12:00 AM Central Time
  • Porges' Polyvagal Theory to Increase Social Engagement, Emotion Regulation & Reduce Anxiety
    Stephen Porges, PhD
  • Innovative Play, Movement and Relational DIRFloortime® Techniques for Social-Emotional Development
    Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC
  • Affirming Play Therapy Approaches: The Agent of Change for Neurodivergent Kids
    Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
  • Trauma-Informed Interventions to Promote Safety & Trust
    Laura Sibbald, M.A., CCC-SLP
Q&A — Featuring Stephen Porges, PhD; Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA; Robert Jason Grant, EdD; Laura Sibbald, M.A.
Live Online — Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM Central Time
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A

Part 3: Customizable Strengths-Based and Skill Building Interventions
On-demand Recordings — Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 12:00 AM Central Time
  • An IFS & Strengths-Based Lens to Unravel Masking & Suicidal Ideation
    Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, LCSW, MINT and Lisa Morgan
  • Integrate IFS & Polyvagal Theory to Increase Emotion, Somatic & Cognitive Awareness
    Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, LCSW, MINT
  • The Future of Clinical Virtual Reality Technologies
    Skip Rizzo, PhD
  • Essential EMDR Techniques for High-Functioning Autism
    Sandra Paulsen, PhD
  • Keys to Motivational interview for High-Functioning Autism
    Joshua Feder, MD
Q&A — Featuring Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, LCSW, MINT; Skip Rizzo, PhD; Joshua Feder, MD
Live Online — Thursday, June 6th at 10:00 AM Central Time
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A

Part 4: Special Considerations in Ethics, Sexuality, Life Transitions & More
On-demand Recordings — Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 12:00 AM Central Time
  • Key Pharmacological & Non-Pharmacological Interventions
    Joshua Feder, MD
  • Ethical Considerations to Operate at the Highest Level Possible
    Kathleen Platzman, PhD & Karen Levine, PhD
  • Empower Clients Through the Transition to Independence
    Laura Sibbald, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • A Deep Dive: Autism, LGBTQIA+, and The Intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality
    Wenn Lawson, PhD
  • Sensitively and Expertly Navigate Sexuality and Sexual Challenges
    Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBA
Q&A — Featuring Karen Levine, PhD; Laura Sibbald, MA, CCC-SLP
Live Online — Thursday, June 11th at 10:00 AM Central Time
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A

Live Case Consultation & Graduation Celebration with Your Experts
Live Online — Thursday, August 15th at 10:00 AM Central Time
CE is unavailable for Live Case Consultation
Over the next 6 months you'll have access to easy-to-digest learning modules broken up into 4 sections with a live panel Q&A after each.

Join Dr. Stephen Shore, an autism expert, professor and celebrated author of College for Students with Disabilities, Febuary 23, 2024 at 10am CST for a keynote that flips "autism treatment" on its head.

CE is unavailable for Live Kick-Off Ceremony


Empowering Autistic Clients to Find and Develop their Strengths and Thrive!
Featuring: Temple Grandin, PhD | Click here for information about Temple Grandin

Neurodiversity Lens on Must-Know Competencies
Featuring:
Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC | Click here for information about Jeffrey Guenzel
Emile Gouws, MEd | Click here for information about Emile Gouws

Explore the Gut-Brain Connection for Sensorimotor Concerns
Featuring: Varleisha Lyons, PHD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS | Click here for information about Varleisha Lyons

Close the Gender Gap and Enhance Assessment
Featuring:
Ruth Aspy, PhD | Click here for information about Ruth Aspy
Barry G. Grossman, PhD | Click here for information about Barry Grossman

New Insights on Overcoming Theory of Mind Challenges
Featuring: Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP | Click here for information about Carol Westby
Live Q&A
Featuring Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC, Ruth Aspy, PhD, Barry G. Grossman, PhD, Carol Westby, PhD
Thursday, March 28th
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A


Porges' Polyvagal Theory to Increase Social Engagement, Emotion Regulation & Reduce Anxiety
Featuring: Stephen Porges, PhD | Click here for information about Stephen Porges

Innovative Play, Movement and Relational DIRFloortime® Techniques for Social-Emotional Development
Featuring: Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC | Click here for information about Jeffrey Guenzel

Create Affirming Attachment through a Neurodiversity Lens
Featuring: Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S | Click here for information about Robert Jason Grant

Trauma-Informed Interventions to Promote Safety & Trust
Featuring: Laura Sibbald, M.A., CCC-SLP | Click here for information about Laura Sibbald
Live Q&A
Featuring Stephen Porges, PhD, Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, Robert Jason Grant, EdD, Laura Sibbald, M.A.
Thursday, May 2nd
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A


Neurodiversity Lens on Must-Know Competencies
Featuring:
Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, LCSW, Member of MINT Click here for information about Sean Inderbitzen
Lisa Morgan | Click here for information about Lisa Morgan

Integrate IFS & Polyvagal Theory to Increase Emotion, Somatic & Cognitive Awareness
Featuring: Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, LCSW, Member of MINT | Click here for information about Sean Inderbitzen

The Future of Clinical Virtual Reality Technologies
Featuring: Skip Rizzo, PhD | Click here for information about Albert "Skip" Rizzo

Essential EMDR Techniques for High-Functioning Autism
Featuring: Sandra Paulsen, PhD | Click here for information about Sandra Paulsen

Keys to Motivational interview for High-Functioning Autism
Featuring: Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, LCSW, Member of MINT | Click here for information about Sean Inderbitzen
Live Q&A
Featuring Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, Skip Rizzo, PhD, Joshua Feder, MD
Thursday, June 6th
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A


Key Pharmacological & Non-Pharmacological Interventions
Featuring: Joshua Feder, MD | Click here for information about Joshua Feder

Ethical Considerations to Operate at the Highest Level Possible
Featuring:
Kathleen Platzman, PhD | Click here for information about Kathleen Platzman
Karen Levine, PhD | Click here for information about Karen Levine

Empower Clients Through the Transition to Independence
Featuring: Laura Sibbald, M.A., CCC-SLP | Click here for information about Laura Sibbald

A Deep Dive: Autism, LGBTQIA+, and The Intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality
Featuring: Wenn Lawson, PhD | Click here for information about Wenn Lawson

Sensitively and Expertly Navigate Sexuality and Sexual Challenges
Featuring: Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBA | Click here for information about Cara Marker Daily
Live Q&A
Featuring Karen Levine, PhD, Laura Sibbald, M.A.
Thursday, July 11th
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A


Join a select panel of your experts as they go through real case study submissions and help you resolve clinical challenges. Then, take a pause to celebrate everything you've learned and achieved throughout this incredible training course!
Live Q&A
Featuring a selected panel of your course speakers
Thursday, August 15th
CE is unavailable for Live Q&A

Autism Specialist Certification
6-Month Immersive Cohort Training

What's New and What's Next in Supporting Neurodivergent Clients

$2,179.94 Value
Yours for Only $299.99!


Plus, earn up to 27.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Evergreen Certifications ASDCS Badge

BONUS!
Certification Fees are covered, a $249.99 value, FREE!


With these easy steps, you will become a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) starting today:

This course meets all educational requirements, here's what you need to do...

  • Step 1: Watch all required on-demand video content at your own pace, from the comfort of your home or office!
  • Step 2: Join us live online for optional Q&A session with your speakers.* (optional)
  • Step 3: Complete the continuing education quizzes and instantly print your certificates of completion.
  • Step 4: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*
  • Click here for certification requirements

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional and clinical experience standards apply.
Click Here to Learn More About ASDCS Certification

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this certification course gives you the power to use in-demand, non-stigmatizing approaches to support your clients from a strengths-based, client-centered, neurodiversity-focused lens. Learn how to adapt EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Play Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, DIRFloortime(R), Motivational Interview, and many more techniques and approaches to help your clients unlock their unique potentials.

No, this certification focuses on teaching diverse practitioners how to work with clients from a neurodiversity-focused, client-centered, strengths-based lens. The field of therapy has shifted away from ABA and behavior-based interventions in favor of more affirming, respectful, and non-stigmatizing approaches. This course harnesses those powerful approaches including EMDR, Internal Family Sytems, Play Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, DIRFloortime(R), Motivational Interviewing, and many more so you can offer individualized sessions that are as unique as your clients.

More and more, both potential clients and employers are looking for clinicians with specific training tailored to their preferences. In particular, the sensitivities needed to support on the autism spectrum have changed rapidly over the last few years. For more than 30 years behavior-based interventions dominated treatment, and now, we've moved away from the idea of 'treatment' entirely toward acceptance and adapting strategies to support these clients. This certification bridges these changes with cutting-edge modalities like EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Play Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, DIRFloortime(R), Motivational Interviewing, and many more so you can offer individualized sessions that are as unique as your clients.

Take the next step toward offering your clients the highest level of care — Become a Certified Autism Disorder Specialist now!

And, remember, we're covering the cost of certification — $249.99 value! YOURS FREE!

You get access to Part 1 on February 22nd 2024, the same day as the Welcome Ceremony with Dr. Stephen Shore. From there you will get access to the next part of the training on the date of the Q&A that ends the previous section. Along the way, you will have online panel discussions and Q&As with your speakers — so you can get any questions that come up during your self-study answered in real time!

Live Q&As are an exclusive opportunity to interactive directly with outstanding experts in the field. During each live panel Q&A, you can chat with your experts to...

  • Troubleshoot real clinical challenges with expert answers
  • Ask any questions about course materials and gain knowledge in real time
  • Connect with your colleagues and form networking bonds and relationships
  • Participate in conference-style panel discussions
At the end, you walk away with over 31 hours of exceptional education that meets all educational requirements to be eligible to earn your distinctive Certified Autism Disorder Clinical Specialist certification!

No problem! You'll have unlimited access to all Q&A sessions through your course portal to review whenever it works with your schedule.
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Autism Specialist Certification
6-Month Immersive Cohort Training

What's New and What's Next in Supporting Neurodivergent Clients

$2,179.94 Value
Yours for Only $299.99!


Plus, earn up to 27.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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