Specialisterne USA and the Vanderbilt Initiative for Autism, Innovation, and the Workforce have combined efforts to offer Specialisterne-Vanderbilt Certification programs.

The courses aim to increase the knowledge of those who want to recreate the Nashville Model to advance workforce development and innovation through the employment of neurodiverse adults across communities.

Courses

High School Pre-Employment Transition Services Practitioner Certification

Learn how to take your neurodiverse student’s passions and talents and develop them to create a realistic career plan and profile report. Learn how to take your neurodiverse student’s passions and talents and develop them to create a realistic career plan and profile report.  Each course is designed to cultivate excellence in your Pre-Employment Transition Services delivery by providing training in the Specialisterne Competence Model, the Specialisterne Physical and Psychological Learning and Working Environment, the Dandelion Learning and Management Concepts and Training and Assessment. When you complete this course, you’ll have the tools you need to position you and your school to create real and lasting change for your students. Intermediate Specialization.  Some related experience required.
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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor or Division of Disability Services Certification

You already have a rewarding career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor or with the DDDS but are looking to drive change, inspire innovation and cultivate excellence working with neurodiverse clients. This course is designed with you in mind.  You will learn the Specialisterne Competence Model, the Specialisterne Physical and Psychological Learning and Working Environment, the Dandelion Learning and Management Concepts, Training and Assessment, working with HS Pre-ETS teams, Community Agencies and Corporate partners. When you complete the course, you will have the tools you need to place your neurodiverse talent into meaningful careers. Intermediate Specialization.  Some related experience required.
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College Career Counsellor Certification

You are a College Career Counsellor who is frustrated your neurodiverse students have difficulty in landing the internship or a job after graduation. This course will teach you how to facilitate a four week College Student Boot Camp to help create work and interview-ready candidates.
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Community Agency Job Coach Certification

You already have a rewarding career as a Job Coach but you are looking to drive change, inspire innovation and cultivate excellence working with neurodiverse clients. This course is designed with you in mind.  You will learn the Specialisterne Competence Model, the Specialisterne Physical and Psychological Learning and Working Environment, the Dandelion Learning and Management Concepts, Training and Assessment, working with the DVR, High School Pre-ETS teams, DDDS and Corporate partners. When you complete the course, you will have the tools you need to place your neurodiverse talent into meaningful careers.  You will also be eligible for X Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion. Intermediate Specialization.  Some related experience required.
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