AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification
AuSM’s Autism Direct Support Certification program is designed for professionals and caregivers who work with or support individuals with autism and want to provide better service and care. Individuals on the spectrum also are welcome and encouraged to attend for increased self-understanding and to share their unique perspectives.
- Identify how people with autism think.
- Understand how differences in thinking lead to differences in behavior.
- Understand how different tools/interventions address the strengths and challenges of ASD.
- Identify tools to support clients and loved ones in different situations.
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
- 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
- Lutheran Social Services
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).
Spring 2020 Session
Mondays from 6-9 p.m.
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
Summer 2020 Session
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 8-12, 2020
Fall 2020 Session
Fridays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sept. 11, 18, 25, and Oct. 2, 9, 2020
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
$260 per person. A group discount is available for 3 or more participants from the same organization. Contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 26 to register a group of 3 or more participants for the same session.
AuSM Autism Direct Support Certification On Location
"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.