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 inviting you to this one-of-a-kind autism certification training!
We’ve gathered the leading voices in the field to breakdown what’s new, what’s working, and what’s just around the corner in autism intervention.
Keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD, shares an inspiring insider’s perspective on the importance of looking at autism as Different… Not Less. Together, we’ll explore the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum, along with strategies for celebrating their interests, ideas, and unique individual differences.
During this powerful virtual autism certification training, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from other leading experts including, Dr. Stephen Porges, Dr. Varleisha Lyons, Dr. Jed Baker, Dr. Carol Westby, and Dr. Jim Ball—to name a few—as they guide you through interventions that leverage relationships, trust, communication, acceptance, self-advocacy, and the neuroception of safety.
This intensive online autism certification training provides the education you need to confidently and competently offer safe, effective transformational strengths-based interventions, strategies, and approaches to support your clients regardless of age or developmental stage!
Completely online and self-paced, you can view this comprehensive certification training whenever and wherever the time is right for you.
Once you complete this training, you'll immediately qualify 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)!
- Polyvagal Theory: Learn from esteemed Stephen Porges, PhD, the best strategies for down regulating threat and defensive reactions by looking at the child’s (and parent’s) nervous systems.
- Motivational Interviewing: With Sean Inderbitzen, DSW, LCSW, MINT, a clinician on the spectrum, as he guides you through ways to help your teenage/adult clients with anxiety/depression and low self-esteem.
- Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based Model (DIR®): Stacy Sue Rosello, MA, OTR/L, teaches simple strategies to build rhythm in relationships in early intervention for autism.
- Sensorimotor Interventions: With Varleisha Lyons, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, you’ll learn activation of the vagus nerve, music and movement techniques, and breathwork to address social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.
- Theory of Mind (ToM) & Autobiographical Memory (AM): Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS, guides you through current research supporting why understanding clients ToM and AM abilities is essential to social-communication intervention.
- Autism Assessment and Screening: Through role-play and case examples, Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD, teach you how to do assessment and screening through a neurodiversity lens.
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 online and in person social interactions
- Build a foundation of safety and trust through a trauma-informed lens
- Understand how brain-gut connection impacts behavior and what to do about it
- Build on their strengths through child-centered approaches
- Recognize side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues
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 we'll cover the cost of your certification for 2 years (a $249.99 value!). Click here for full Certification requirements.
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Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) Intensive Training:
Dr. Grandin shares insight from the latest edition to Different… Not Less. In this interview-style keynote, we’ll explore the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum, along with strategies to help clients tap into their hidden abilities!
Stephen W. Porges, PhD | Click here for information about Stephen Porges
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!
Learn how to skillfully apply strength-based sensorimotor interventions to:
- Improve emotional regulation and social participation through activation of the vagus nerve and music/movement techniques
- Address arousal levels through NEW self-regulation and mindfulness techniques
- Support the child’s needs through adaptations and modifying activities and the environment
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
Looking through a Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based model (DIR®) lens, you’ll learn strategies and tools to help foster and match rhythms between the child and caregiver and ways to embed rhythms into routines and rituals. In time, these meaningful experiences empower the child, drive development, and create connectedness and cherished family bonds!
Offering a unique look at behavior through the child's perspective, this session provides strategies to help reduce challenging behaviors, including:
- Figuring out why a child is engaging in a specific behavior
- How to build your “behavior-investigator” skills, which is essential to create an effective intervention plan
- Teaching individuals on the autism spectrum how to change their behavior
Frequent autism meltdowns can hold a family and therapy progress hostage, forcing everyone to walk on eggshells. Those days are over! In this session, you’ll learn concrete strategies to:
- Deescalate meltdowns and reduce anxiety in the moment
- Design effective intervention plans to prevent meltdowns from happening
- Manage one’s own emotions in order to get better outcomes with children
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
Learning effective Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques from a clinician on the spectrum will give you the essential skills and perspective you need to help your clients overcome the treatment obstacles that can impede the therapy they desperately need. Stop feeling frustrated, ineffective, and perpetually stuck at square one in therapy.
- 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
- Navigate social interactions online and in person, in any setting
- Use “in person” approaches from “on-line” responses to social situations
- Reduce misinterpretation of social cues
- How behavior results from the internal biological factors rather than always external
- Why addressing self-regulation and decreasing stress is the place to start before providing other forms of intervention
- Strategies to address the whole body rather than resorting to behavioral approaches
Jennifer Cook (formerly Cook O’Toole)
Like so many women and girls, Jennifer Cook fit the profile of someone on the spectrum, but it remained unidentified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. In this game-changing talk, Jennifer offers a love letter to all women on the spectrum. Walking us through her personal journey of self-discovery, enrichment, and understanding, she’ll empower every differently wired mind to become their own best differently wired kind of wonderful!
Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI
Join author Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI, as she walks you through mindfulness interventions to help "lid flippers”—our reactive learners—become “calm and cool” kids. Kellie is the author of best-selling Some Days I Flip My Lid and Some Nights I Flip My Lid. You will find both books in the summit bookstore!
We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.