Autism

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Autism License Information 

Q & A 

We are seeking clarification for teachers who are interested in using the documentation of competencies.  Here are our questions:

1) Are on-line training opportunities (such as Autism Internet Modules, Infinitec, etc.) with a certificate of completion an acceptable way to help document specific competencies?YES, on-line training opportunities such as these are acceptable with certificate/documentation. There are some examples of other on-line training opportunity’s included in the catalog.

2) If a region or district were to develop a set of training opportunities designed around meeting the competencies, how can the participant be assured that this training would meet the Board of Teaching’s approval process?  (We know they need to complete and submit the ASD licensure eligibility review for practicing MN special education teachers with completed paperwork and documentation.)The eligibility review process requires documentation providing the title of the training opportunity, a brief description, and the specific standards addressed. If these are clear and appear to be aligned, the opportunity will be accepted.

3) Is there an opportunity for a pre-approval process for a region or district to receive feedback for individual training opportunties or an overall scope and sequence? No. 

4) Is the catalogue of approved coursework a finished product, or will there be additions as new trainings are added? YES, the posted Catalog is finished and there are no plans to revise or add training activities. The process was very time intensive and unfortunately we do not have the resources to continuously monitor and update this tool.

ASD Presentation

The webinar presentation on completing the ASD Transition Eligibility Process is completed, captioned, and ready for viewing. Find it at:

http://education.state.mn.us/mdeprod/groups/educ/documents/unzip/049975/index.html

Hopefully, it will help teachers become familiar with the transition eligibility process and navigate the forms on the MDE website.

MDE website:

Here you will find the following licensure information:

Additional Autism Links:

  1. Infinitec
    1. Sign into http://www.myinfinitec.org
    2. Go to: Online Classroom
    3. Under the video there is a drop down: Resource:
    4. Go to: Autism Learning Path
    5. There are 13 modules to use.  I would recommend that those using this combine them into at least a 1 hour minimum to be approved for the ASD Competencies.
  2. What isn’t Autism survey results:
    1. https://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=CdEWmv38bh4TW4WzH0kZhZTKivwzcDxTN04z_2f5fF51w_3d
  3. AIM - http://www.autisminternetmodules.org/user_about.php
    1. Welcome to the Certificate Dashboard! The Dashboard allows you to view your credits and keep track of your applications for module certificates. In the “Your Credits” section of this dashboard, you can purchase the number of credits that you choose. In the “Available Modules” section of the dashboard, you can see the “credit cost” of each module certificate. There is a nominal fee of $10 per credit hour for each credit purchased. Once your application has been submitted, you can download your certificates by visiting the “Your Applications” section. For assistance with the AIM Module Certificate process, please contactaim_info@ocali.org.
    2. Module List
      1. http://www.autisminternetmodules.org/user_mod.php



ASD Friendly Web Browser

http://zacbrowser.com/  

State & Regional Contacts

Phil Sievers

Minnesota Department of Special Education Autism Specialist:
1500 Hwy 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651)582-8607
Fax: (651)582-8729

Region 10 District/Ed. District Consultants

Rachal Brown – HVED

Hillary Clark - Rochester

Robin Draves - Winona

Heather Hanzlick - Austin, Albert Lea, SMEC

Cheryl Miller – Owatonna

Lynne Petersen - GCED

Deb Peters - Northfield & Faribault

Mindy Schroeder -Zumbro Ed. District

 

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Region 10 Events
  • Events on August 13, 2014
    • RLIF

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, August 15, 2014

  • Events on August 15, 2014
    • Directors Mtg

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, August 15, 2014

      Location: ZED

  • Events on August 18, 2014
    • MN BVI Mentoring Workshop

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, August 18, 2014

      Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota 36, Roseville, MN, United States

      Description: Mentors & Proteges

  • Events on August 19, 2014
    • Chairs/Co-Chairs - Planning

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:00 pm, August 19, 2014

      Location: People's Food Cooperative, 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: To network chairs:
      Some dates were changed due to conflicts with LILF Meetings, presenter availability, etc. There will be a simplified registration process for the year so that members can ask for all the dates at once for network members. We are still connecting with some presenters to see what the costs will be and if they are available.

      Registration process:
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cL5rKFV2nsSH4492nOMHW7VpTsdD8PG-bT0URtPMprY/viewform?usp=send_form

      All Network members will be invited to all network meetings in August.

      Additional dates may have been added due to needs to accomplish some regional business as well.

      Regional business includes exploring Best Practices for each network (top 5) building capacity regarding UDL, Science of Implementation, and Results Based accountability, etc. Activities for this may include, viewing webinars and holding discussions, conversations on "how does this apply to my work", etc...

      Due to funding limitations this year we will be doing more ongoing trainings within the networks, conversations on behavior and mental health with your suggested presenters. This should in turn assist in developing relationships with those who are leaders in the field outside of education.

      There will be a Chair/cochair meeting on 8-19-14. Stipend of $125 for the day.

      Agenda Items
      9 am - meet and greet
      9:30 - What new for the Projects (terms, definitions, what it means to you)
      10-30 - Trainings/dates/times
      11 - Standard agenda items
      11:30 - lunch
      12:00 - topics of interest for you...What are you thinking about in regards to your area of expertise, non expertise, hearing from your colleagues as needs, want to know more about, don't know what you don't know????
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12D2UXhDan_tO_6nKLExBw8KyRpiYILm2dXruQ6ZQta8/viewform?usp=send_form
      End: What do you want from me...Next steps?


      Stipend of $125 for the day.

  • Events on August 20, 2014
    • Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Strategies for Individual Students

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 3:45 pm, August 20, 2014

      Location: Rochester International Event Center, Airport View Drive Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: The Interventions training for Region 10 will help improve the behavior management and intervention skills of the teachers and paraprofessionals by looking at research-support behavioral interventions and strategies. The goal is to ensure that behavior interventions are designed and implemented in the most time, personnel, and cost effective manner possible, while still meeting student’s needs. Mike Booher, from Safe & Civil Schools, will be the trainer/consultant. The materials and resources for this training are based on one book:
      • Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions for the Individual Student by Randy Sprick and Mickey Garrison (2008)

      The training will look at what we know about changing student behavior, especially those students who continue to display inappropriate behavior despite teachers' classroom management plans. The training will focus on how to help teachers and paras work collaboratively to implement six early-stage interventions from the Interventions book that research has shown to be highly effective in promoting positive behavior change. These six early-stage interventions are easy and quick for a teacher to implement with the support of a para-professional.

      Agenda

      1. Providing an overview of behavior interventions and the essential ingredients to intervening successfully:
      Understanding the history of behavior interventions and why schools and teachers have struggled
      What the research says are the five key variables to manipulate
      Key elements in effective interventions
      Understanding how student motivation impacts an intervention plan

      2. Learn specific behavior interventions:
      Coverage of the 6 evidence-based early-stage interventions from Interventions:
      Planned Discussion
      Academic Assistance
      Goal Setting
      Data Collection and Debriefing
      Increasing Positive Interactions
      STOIC Analysis and Interventions

      3. Provide a quick overview of Managing the Cycle of Emotional Escalation which is a highly structured interventions from the book.

  • Events on August 21, 2014
  • Events on August 22, 2014
  • Events on September 5, 2014
    • State Directors

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 6, 2014

  • Events on September 10, 2014
    • RLIF

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 12, 2014

  • Events on September 15, 2014
    • ASD Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 15, 2014

      Location: People's Food Co-Op, 6th Street Northwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Elizabeth Reeves