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 October 31, 2014
    • Alternative Licensure Discussion

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, October 31, 2014

      Location: 209 Gildemeister P.O. Box 5838 Winona, MN 55987

  • Events on November 5, 2014
    • Low Vision Clinics

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 6, 2014

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

    • ASD Network

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 5, 2014

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

  • Events on November 6, 2014
    • Low Vision Clinics

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 7, 2014

      Location: Intermediate District 287, Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN, United States

  • Events on November 7, 2014
    • Low Vision Clinics

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 8, 2014

      Location: Lakes Country Services Co-Op, East Mount Faith Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, United States

  • Events on November 12, 2014
    • RLIF

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, November 14, 2014

  • Events on November 14, 2014
    • PHD/DCD Networks

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, November 14, 2014

      Location: Southeast Service Co-Op, 210 35th St SE, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Registration and Coffee at 8:30am
      AM: Lori Mac - (Standards)
      Lori will prepare and share "Investigating the 2010 Literacy Standards" with staff. The training will examine the six shifts required for teaching and learning with the new standards. Educators will dig into the standards and discuss how they might implement these shifts with their specific students.

      PM: (Self advocacy from PreK to post Secondary)
      This session will discuss the current shift in thinking for providing services PreK through 21 for ALL ED regarding:
      Self advocacy skills
      MN Olmsted Plan
      Discussion/application of standards to your specific students
      Quality of Life Goals appropriate for All age levels

    • BVI Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:50 pm, November 14, 2014

      Location: Zed

      Description: Kristin Oien will attend

  • Events on November 18, 2014
  • Events on November 19, 2014
    • Transition Coordinator Mtg Rgn 10

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, November 19, 2014

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

      Description: Career Skills Day
      Transition Needs in Region 10