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DSD eList announcement

Date: Jan. 16, 2018
To
: People who employ, work with, teach or live with a person with autism
From
: DHS Disability Services Division
Purpose:
To announce free training for people who work with or support people with autism
Effective
: Immediately
Contact
: asd.dhs@state.mn.us

DHS offers free online training for anyone who works with or supports a person with autism

Minnesota Department of Human Services is offering free online training for families, providers and others who want to know more about working with and supporting people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related conditions.

The training, “ASD Strategies in Action,” provides practical information and skills, demonstrated with real-life examples in the home, school, community and workplace.

To request a free training subscription or if you would like to arrange training for your organization county or tribal nation, email DHS.

Background

The Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) health care benefit is designed to promote an individual’s social interaction, communication and behavioral skills. EIDBI also targets long-term outcomes and quality of life for people and their families.

The benefit offers medically necessary treatment for people under the age of 21 on Medical Assistance (MA) with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Services are based on the family’s values, language, culture and preferences.

Resources

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Treatment and Supports brochure (DHS-6751A-ENG) (PDF)
  • EIDBI benefit webpage
  • EIDBI advisory group webpage
  • Previous eList announcements

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