This course is beneficial to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of Autism and will help you to develop stronger communication skills and strategies.
The Special Needs Specialist offers a unique online program designed to help you understand, support and communicate effectively with people on the Autism Spectrum.
Developed for Chiropractors, Medical Professionals, people who work in Emergency Services, Disability Support Workers, Day Care Center Staff and anyone who interacts with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The course was developed by Dr. Erin Jacobs Stagner, DC, MS, MSHAPI, who is a Special Needs Chiropractor and mother of a daughter with autism, because she realized that many people are unaware of the best ways to interact with and support children and adults on the spectrum.
Dr Erin created this online course to help you learn to develop strategies to help communicate effectively and reduce the stress and common errors which can trigger meltdowns and unfavorable responses.
The course can be completed at your own pace and will help you develop the necessary skills to communicate and understand what Autism is and how the mind of a person with Autism works differently.
By completing The Special Needs Specialist online course you will:
This is a culmination of 15 years of searching as a special needs parent for anything that would help my daughter as well as countless hours of research and learning from others in different fields.
My passion in life is to empower professionals and families to expand their concept of optimal potential in regards to special needs people.
I believe that there is often miscommunication between providers and families about the degree of assistance available for special needs people as well as the different types and forms of evaluation. There is constantly new information and research available however, it’s not always presented or written effectively for providers or parents.
The Special Needs Specialist is here to provide an opportunity for parents and professionals to better communicate about the care and treatment of the special needs population as well as to open doors for both professionals and parents to think outside the box.
I hold three degrees including a Doctorate in Chiropractic, a Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and a Master in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction. After years of teaching both high school and community college, I realized that there is an entire group of people who can use the information I’ve spent years looking for to better the lives of their children and the children they serve.
The Special Needs Specialist is a continuing education certification course designed for professionals. The enrollment fee is a one time payment of $299 USD or two split payments of $160 USD
Plan to set aside about 3-4 hours per week if you want to finish the 8 modules in 8 weeks. This includes live group calls. Each module contains 2-4 lessons with 6-8 short videos of 10-15 minutes in length.
Modules are released upon an at least 80% passing grade of quizzes so you won’t be overwhelmed.
There are monthly group calls/webinars of between 30 – 60 minutes. You can access via phone or internet. All calls are recorded and uploaded to the site for those who cannot attend.
Live webinars/calls are held via Zoom on the first Sunday of the month at 3PM CST. Questions may be submitted at least 8 hours in advance should you be unable to attend the live call. All calls are recorded and added to the “Resources” area.
Yes. The course offers 14 hours of CEU/CME which is recorded after course completion. The Special Needs Specialist is an approved provider of CEU with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. Please check with your organization/accreditor.
No background is needed for this course. This course is designed for professionals.
This 8-module program or self-paced program is designed primarily for professionals who work with the special needs population.
My teaching assumes some prior knowledge of special needs; however, the goal is to make this content as simple as possible.
Join us and explore the world of special needs. The Special Needs Specialist is designed to offer information to professionals to assist in the best care for the special needs population. I do not offer treatment of any specific disease/disorder/dysfunction, merely information to consider for potential options.
Unsure? I offer a 100% money-back guarantee – for ANY reason- within 14 days of joining*.
I want you to be satisfied with the information you receive here for the money that you spend. So go ahead and enroll. Get started on the program and if you don’t like what you find for any reason I’ll cheerfully refund your money.
*Of course, if you complete the whole program and have downloaded your certificate of completion to claim your 14 hours of CEU/CME within the 14 days you waive your right to a refund.