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MN State Network Meeting State Updates Spring 2014 Tami Childs MN Low Incidence Project Joyce Santo Minnesota Department of Education.

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1 MN State Network Meeting State Updates Spring 2014 Tami Childs MN Low Incidence Project Joyce Santo Minnesota Department of Education

2 Areas of Focus in MN (Tami) (Joyce: sub) MN Low Incidence Project State Specialist Metro ECSU Minnesota Department of Education Symposium Planning Collaborate with Regional Low Incidence Facilitators MN State Network PBIS Facilitator Year 5 EBP Initiative ASD Teacher License: MN Professional Learning Modules transition process Building EBP Capacity across MN licensure programs

3 Today’s Agenda

4 Trends in ASD Child Count… Minnesota Schools

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8 Most Recent Report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Overall prevalence of ASDs in 8 yr olds: 1 in 68 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls Almost five times as many boys Children were diagnosed at earlier ages (3-4 yrs) Largest increases among Hispanic and Black children but still underrepresented compared to Non-Hispanic white children Source: a1.htm

9 New: DSM 5 Autism Spectrum Disorders Impairments across two domains: 1. Social Communication (this was 2 domains: social interaction and communication in DSMIV) 2. Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors Severity Level (identified for Both Domain 1 and Domain 2) Level 3 "Requiring very substantial support” Level 2 "Requiring substantial support” Level 1 "Requiring support”

10 DSM5 continued DomainSocial Communication Restricted & Repetitive Behaviors Level 3: very substantial support needed Level 2: substantial support needed Level 1: support needed

11 Evidence Based Practices! NPDC-ASD website has updated the EBPs! Don’t forget about the AIM Modules (aligned with EBPs) Introducing MN PLM Project on metroecsumoodle.com  Current Module: Increasing Social Skills in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Evidence Based Practices.  Upcoming Fall 2014 Module: Peer Mediated Intervention Year 5 EBP Wrap up Meeting today, prepare for Year 6 EBP project

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13 How to get the NEW ASD License Traditional Path – go through an ASD teacher license program at one of seven approved universities Transition Process Path – currently hold a special education teaching license and document your training and experience in ASD and apply for an ASD license

14 ASD Teacher License: Traditional Path State Approved Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Teacher Licensure programs at 7 Universities University of MN - Twin Cities MN State University, Mankato MN State University, Moorhead St. Cloud State University Concordia University - St. Paul Hamline University Saint Mary's University University of St. Thomas

15 Traditional Path: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) Teacher License State Approved Special Education Teacher University Licensure Programs at 10 Universities University of MN - Duluth University of MN - Twin Cities MN State University, Mankato MN State University, Moorhead St. Cloud State University Southwest MN State University Augsburg College Bethel University University of St. Thomas Walden University

16 More about the Transition Process Path… You must currently hold a special education teaching license Be able to document training and experience in ASD prior to July 2012 Provide documentation and rationale to meet all of the standards

17 ASD Licenses as of April 2014 Total number of submitted eligibility packets approved= 712 Total number of ASD Licenses issued = 581 ASD licenses issued through the “Eligibility Review” process = 550 ASD licenses issued through a teacher preparation program= 31

18 ASD License Distribution by age 34 are issued for the full Birth through Grade 12 (age 21) scope 466 are issued for to Kindergarten through Grade 12 (age 21) 50 are for to Birth through age 6 only

19 Time is running out! Submission windows for the Eligibility Review document and supporting materials through Spring 2015: Submission deadline Notification by June 1, 2014August 31, 2014 September 1, 2014November 30, 2014 December 1, 2014February 28, 2015 Final initial submission date March 1, 2015 Final resubmission date June 30, 2015

20 Helpful Hints Make sure you have all the documentation Make sure you follow directions Make sure the Page 11 clearly describes how the event COMPLETELY addresses the standard you are using it for. More is not better, Clear and Direct are better.

21 Helpful Hints Continued Technology (Standards B4 and C3) is a new requirement for ALL teaching licenses as of The focus of these standards is on “knowledge of systems to support the selection, acquisition and use, and strategies to implement, monitor and adjust the use of AT vs. knowledge of devices.” *See attachment for free on line training available to meet these standards.

22 Everything you Need to Know Find all materials needed on ASD licensure transition process for current special education teachers, the Eligibility Review forms, Catalog materials, submission timelines and FAQ on this page Licen/SpecEdLicen/index.html  Direct questions to:

23 THE END Thank you for your participation! Enjoy your networking with other ASD educators!


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