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AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification

2017CertificationLogoWEBAuSM’s Autism Direct Support Certification Program is designed for professionals who work with individuals with autism or who want to better provide service to those with autism spectrum disorder. This in-depth course will give practical solutions for working with people on the spectrum. Class includes final case study project and test.

Training Objectives

  • Identify how people with autism think including strengths and challenges.
  • Understand how differences in thinking lead to differences in behavior.
  • Understand how different tools (or interventions) address the strengths and challenges of ASD.
  • Identify tools to support clients in different situations.

Click here to view the 2017-2018 AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification flyer.

Who Should Participate?

  • Job Coaches
  • Support Staff
  • Personal Care Attendants (PCAs)
  • EIDBI Tier 3 Providers
  • Educational Aides
  • Direct Support Personnel
  • Group Home Staff
  • Day Training and Habilitation Professionals
  • Anyone who works directly with individuals with autism

The following individuals and representatives from organizations have completed AuSM's ASD Certification Training:

  • Achieve Services
  • AFSA High School
  • Autism Works
  • Community Connections Partnership
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Ellsworth Community School District
  • Independent Contractor
  • Insights
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Parents
  • TSE

Note: Licensed professionals may submit documentation from the AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification Program to licensing boards for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) consideration (up to 15 hours).


Fall 2017 Session - THIS SESSION IS FULL. PLEASE CONSIDER WINTER, SPRING, OR SUMMER SESSION.
Fridays
Sept. 15-Oct. 13, 2017
9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Winter 2018 Session
Saturdays
Jan. 20, 27, 2018 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
and Feb. 3, 2018 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Spring 2018 Session
Mondays
March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 2018 6-9 p.m.

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Summer 2018 Session
Monday-Friday 
June 11-15, 2018 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Each session is limited to 15 participants. Licensed professionals may submit documentation from the AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification Program to licensing boards for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) consideration (up to 15 hours).

Location of AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification
AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, St. Paul, MN 55114

Cost Per Session
$250 per person. A group discount is available for 3 or more participants from the same organization. Contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 22 to register a group of 3 or more participants for the same session.


AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification On Location
AuSM ASD Certification Training also is available for groups of 15 or more at your specified location. Contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 22 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


LuskinBookCvrweb"So My Client Has Autism ... Why Should I Care?" is a newly published traning manual for those working with someone who has autism. Written by Dr. Barb Luskin, the book is available for individual or bulk purchase directly from AuSM for $17.95 plus tax each. For more information, contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 10.

Dr. Luskin is a licensed psychologist who has worked closely with children and adults with ASD for more than 30 years in both professional and home settings. She specializes in providing both assessments and counseling to individuals with ASD and those who support them. Click here for more information.