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 September 17, 2014
    • Envision Conference

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 21, 2014

      Location: TBD

  • Events on September 19, 2014
    • Directors Mtg

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, September 19, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, 801 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN, United States

      Description: Becky Tennis Hanson presents at 9

    • Save the Date: Fall Infinitec Regional Meeting

      Starts: 12:30 pm

      Ends: 2:50 pm, September 19, 2014

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

      Description: Mary Bettlach will be sharing information on Infinitec. Region 9 will be joining us for the infinitec presentation.

      Registration Link:
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DpnEP32qq4gqGs3sc5OO34VCyk0u1OfugcNk9gRP1oQ/viewform?usp=send_form

  • Events on September 22, 2014
    • Transition Coordinator Mtg Rgn 10

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, September 22, 2014

      Location: RCTC Heintz Center, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Career Skills Day
      Transition Needs in Region 10
      Discuss James Kelly from Construction Partnerships

  • Events on September 24, 2014
    • Coordinators Mtg

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 1:00 pm, September 24, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, 801 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN, United States

  • Events on September 25, 2014
    • Minnesota Orientation & Mobility Specialists (MOMS) Meetings

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 8:20 pm, September 25, 2014

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

      Description: CCA 14

  • Events on September 26, 2014
    • TBI Family Retreat - Statewide

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 27, 2014

      Location: Camp Courage, 83rd Street Northwest, Maple Lake, MN, United States

    • SVN

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, September 26, 2014

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

      Description: MDE CCA 14 / Online

  • Events on September 29, 2014
    • DCD State wide Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 30, 2014

      Location: Zumbro Education District, 801 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN, United States

      Description: Remote Broad Cast will start at 12 on Monday and 8:30 on Tuesday

      Statewide DCD Network Representatives:

      Save the Dates!

      Fall 2014 Statewide ASD/DCD Collaborative Network Meetings

      Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
      Conference Center B – Rooms 15-16

      Monday, Sept 29th 9:30 am – 4 pm

      9:30 am – Noon: Separate DCD and ASD Network Meetings

      Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

      1 - 4 pm: Laura Tubbs Booth: Legal Issues as they relate to Special Education


      Tuesday, Sept 30th 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

      8:30 am – Noon: Sheila Merzer, Jan Ostrom and Elizabeth Reeve:
      Psychiatric Comorbidities in Children with Developmental
      Differences: Medical and Behavioral Interventions and
      Implications for Educators

      Noon - 1 pm: Lunch

      1 – 3:30 pm: Continuation from the morning

      Both days: Continental breakfast served an hour before meetings begin. Hot lunch will be provided by TST Catering.

      Note: As a DCD representative, it is an expectation that you attend both full days.

      Remote viewing: These meetings will be live-streamed to remote locations around the state.
      Location list will be available when registering.

      You will be notified when the registration through Metro ECSU is open. Hope your summer is going great!

      Marcia Holman
      Statewide Coordinator for Teacher Initiatives: DCD/SMI
      Developmental Cognitive Disabilities/Severely Multiply Impaired
      MN Low Incidence Projects
      Metro ECSU
      2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
      Arden Hills, MN 55112

  • Events on October 3, 2014
    • PHD Network

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, October 3, 2014

      Location: ZED