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Improve Your Reach as a Certified Autism Specialist®

Certification Recognizing Professionals with Specialist Level Training in the Field of Autism

6 Areas of Autism Competency

The IBCCES Board of Directors has approved 6 areas of autism competency for the CAS program.


Autism Overview

  • Types of ASD, Signs and Symptoms, Characteristics, Red Flags
  • Diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder
  • Recognition of individual strengths in an individual with autism
  • Treatment strategies for individuals with autism

Behavior

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Understand factors that influence behavior
  • Positive behavior supports and intervention
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Program Development

  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Specific Intervention and teaching strategies related to autism
  • Assessment tools used to measure progress
  • Various treatment strategies related to ASD (including, but not limited to: ABA type strategies, Floortime, RDI, TEACCH, etc.)
  • Transition and adult supports

Early Childhood Identification


Parent Communication


Comorbities


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“Having my CAS as allowed me to not only be a resource for the parents who’s children I get the privilege to work with, but also to pass the knowledge learned onto co-workers and students. It has helped facilitate a team approach between OT, PT, and ST to treating children with Autism, which helps that child and family all the more.”

Cari Ann
MOTR, CAS


Benefits of Certification

  • Increase positive outcomes.
  • Become a resource with regard to best practices regarding autism.
  • Independently verifiable listing on the international IBCCES public registry of certified professionals.
  • Certification shows advanced knowledge of autism to parents, clients, and co-workers.
  • Increases your opportunity for career advancement and increased earnings.
  • Online format allows you to complete training at your own pace.

  • Specialized certifications increase chance of district and hospital contracts.
  • Assist in demonstrating compliance with special education law for school-based clients.
  • Recognizes individuals who go above and beyond licensing standards.
  • Access to IBCCES Member Learning Center, where you will receive access to autism news and free resources
  • Earn CEUs – training content through an AOTA-approved provider are available upon request

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Certified Autism Specialist: Requirements

  • Master’s Degree & 2 years of experience in the field or a Bachelors degree & 10 years of experience in the field
  • 14 autism-related CE hours: These hours can be earned through IBCCES training as a part of certification. Current applicable credit hours can be uploaded during the application process.
  • Pass the competency exam

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Autism Certificate from IBCCES

Autism Certificate: Requirements

  • Currently employed in a setting that requires you to work or have contact with individuals with autism.
  • 14 autism-related CE hours: These hours can be earned through IBCCES as a part of the certification. Current applicable credit hours can be uploaded in the application process.
  • Pass the online competency exam

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