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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:

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
    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:
  3. AIM –
    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
    2. Module List

ASD Friendly Web Browser  

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 October 3, 2014
    • State DHH Meeting

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, October 3, 2014

      Location: District 916

    • BVI CoP

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, October 3, 2014

      Location: People's Food Cooperative, 519 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN, United States

    • PHD Network

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 3, 2014

      Location: ZED

    • MN Resource Center Advisory Committee Meetings

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 1:20 pm, October 3, 2014

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

      Description: CCA 1&2

  • Events on October 7, 2014
    • DHH Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 7, 2014

      Location: Centerstone, 6th Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: I have changed the date due to the State DHH meeting being on the 3rd of October and in an effort to get this information out asap, we will be having the meeting on 10-7-14 at Centerstone plaza in Rochester (formerly best Western Soldiers Field)

  • Events on October 8, 2014
    • RLIF

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, October 10, 2014

    • Region 10 DAPE Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, October 8, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, Frontage Road Northwest, Byron, MN, United States

  • Events on October 10, 2014
    • WJ-4 (Teachers)

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, October 10, 2014

      Location: Ramada Rochester, 16th Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Oral and Achievement

    • AT Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, October 10, 2014

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

      Description: Registration process:
      Please use the link below to register for all the Community of Practice (network) meetings this year. If you need a description of the meetings, I have included a summary of the goals for each Community of Practice.

  • Events on October 14, 2014
    • ASD Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 14, 2014

      Location: ZED