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Individual EIDBI provider trainings

Page posted: 2/17/17

Page reviewed: 11/6/17

Page updated: 11/6/17

Legal authority

CMS-approved EIDBI state plan amendment (PDF), Minn. Stat. §256B.0949

Overview

All level III providers must complete the following trainings:

DHS recommends that all other EIDBI providers also complete these trainings as well.

Timeline

Each level III provider should complete his or her required trainings within six months of becoming an MHCP-enrolled EIBDI provider.

ASD Strategies in Action (formerly ASD 101)

Replacing Autism 101 (ASD 101) Training

ASD Strategies in Action course replaces the Autism 101 training that Autism Society of Minnesota offered from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017. For those who have taken the ASD 101 training prior to June 30, 2017, you are not required to retake the ASD Strategies in Action.

Effective July 1, 2017, any enrolled individual level III EIDBI provider will be required to take the ASD Strategies in Action training.

What it covers

ASD Strategies in Action is an online video-based learning series that covers the characteristics of ASD and evidenced-based strategies to support people with ASD in homes, schools and community settings. The provider will learn strategies to develop a person’s skills in:

  • • Academic growth
  • • Communication
  • • Emotional regulation
  • • Independence
  • • Joint attention
  • • Social relationships
  • • Transitioning and routines.
  • The online modules include:

  • • 90-minute introduction (“Many Faces of Autism”)
  • • Toddler and preschool age
  • • School age
  • • Transition age.
  • It includes the following features to support online learning:

  • • Closed captioning and interactive transcripts
  • • Comprehension checks
  • • Continuing education credit
  • • Optional note-taking tool
  • • Searchable glossary and reference sections.
  • How to complete

    The ASD Strategies in Action course series is available through the Autism Certification Center.

    A provider may access the 90-minute introduction without a subscription. To access the other three courses, the provider must have a subscription. To receive a free subscription, contact the EIDBI training coordinator at asd.dhs@state.mn.us.

    Alternative for CTSS provider agencies

    An EIDBI provider agency that is also currently an MHCP-enrolled Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) provider agency may substitute a similar training for the ASD Strategies in Action online course series.

    The agency may do this only if all of its current CTSS providers successfully complete CTSS-required pre-service and continuing education training (as defined in Minn. Stat. §256B.0943, subd. 8) before June 30, 2018.

    All other EIDBI provider agencies must have their level III providers complete the ASD Strategies in Action online course series.

    After June 30, 2018, all EIDBI level III providers must complete the ASD Strategies in Action training as a part of the EIDBI individual provider training requirements and grandfathered CTSS trainings will not be accepted.

    Requirements for alternative training

    The alternative training must include all of the information covered in the ASD Strategies in Action online course series (see “What it covers” section).

    DHS review and approval

    DHS must review and approve all alternative trainings. Submit the training curriculum to DHS at asd.dhs@state.mn.us by March 1, 2018. DHS has 30 days to review the curriculum. We will contact you if we need more information.

    EIDBI 101

    What it covers

    EIDBI 101 covers the following:

  • • Benefit history and purpose
  • • Eligibility for the benefit
  • • How to provide access to EIDBI services for families
  • • Covered and non-covered services
  • • DHS-recognized treatment modalities
  • • Provider qualifications, roles, rights and responsibilities
  • • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) resources.
  • How to complete

    EIDBI 101 is an online, on-demand course. To complete the course, follow these instructions:

    1. Go to the Disability Services Division Learning Center on TrainLink
    2. In the top, right corner, select “Sign on”
    3. Enter your unique key (to request one, complete the Unique Key Request Form)
    2. Select “Find a Course”
    3. In the “Search by Class Name” field, enter “EIDBI 101”
    4. Select “EIDBI 101”
    5. In the top, right corner, select “Start Course.”

    Multicultural competence training

    DHS is currently working to develop this training on culturally appropriate service delivery, online and in multiple languages, so it can be available statewide.

    What it covers

    The goal of the multicultural competence training is to help EIDBI providers be aware of and responsive to the needs of people from ethnically diverse communities.

    The training covers:

  • • History and resettlement experiences of Minnesota’s immigrant and refugee populations
  • • Health issues in countries of origin of Minnesota’s immigrant and refuge populations
  • • Overview of cultural norms, including language, perceptions and beliefs related to ASD and related conditions, religion and traditional treatments
  • • Diverse child-rearing practices, family dynamics and decision-making roles
  • • How to building trust and partnerships with families and caregivers
  • • How to communicate and work with caregivers and interpreters
  • • Cultural barriers that impede access to services and resources
  • • Considerations when planning to provide EIDBI services in the home.
  • How to complete

    DSD’s multicultural training and outreach coordinator provides this training in person. To request and schedule the multicultural competence training, contact the EIDBI training coordinator at asd.dhs@state.mn.us.

    Additional resources

    EIDBI – Overview of training for EIDBI providers
    Minnesota Health Care Programs Enrolled Agency and Individual Provider training – Additional EIDBI trainings

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