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Learn How to work with the special needs population
We’ve used these techniques to successfully work with over 1,000 special needs individuals, ranging from rare 1-in-a-million disease to common conditions like autism.
| A continuing education & certification course offered by Strong Education, the company helping service providers create their own success stories.
| Proud to be a provider of CEUs! Strong Education is now NASM & ACE Accredited
We believe getting the CEUs you need can be an enjoyable experience. It’s why we filled the certification course with useful lessons and exciting videos. And it’s why we provide dedicated support to make it easy to earn the CEUs your workplace requires. We are recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, which means you can earn up to 2.4 NASM CEUs by studying with us. We are also recognized by the The American Council on Exercise (ACE) for up to 0.5 CEUs.
| Our continuing education course shows you how to help with inactivity, motivation, and challenge behaviors.
Now, inactivity, motivation and challenge behaviors can be easily and effectively addressed with techniques developed for service providers who help the special needs population. Whether you have one special needs client, or many, our course helps people who want to learn how to communicate, motivate and help challenge behaviors for special needs.
| An online certification for special needs service providers who want to calmly manage meltdowns and disruptions, but don’t understand why their efforts are hit-or-miss.
Tested effective on over 1,000 clients, we help people learn to recognize and respond to meltdown situations constructively. Makes meltdown management easy and improves behaviors over time.
| Real people, real results!
With the aid of these techniques, Josh triumphed over his meltdowns. Our course helps service providers create their own success stories with guidance for meltdown management, motivation, and challenge behaviors.
| Our Certify Strong story.
In 2011, Daniel Stein felt called to train children, adolescents, and adults with special needs. With certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT) and becoming a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer, Daniel specializes in health and fitness for the special needs population. In 2016, Daniel and his wife, Trinity, started Special Strong. The Special Strong Certification helps service providers and others learn effective techniques for meltdown management, motivation, challenge behaviors and more. This course is the proud result of 75+ years of combined experience in the special needs industry, service provided to over 1,000 special needs clients and countless man hours.
Our online certification course helps people learn meltdown management, motivation and challenge behaviors for all special needs populations, not just one. And there’s more. At Special Strong, we spent thousands of hours testing and honing these techniques. Proven to work with over 1,000 clients including Down’s, autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions. Learn overarching principles applicable to any client who falls within the special needs spectrum.
| Who it helps
Our certification helps people who provide service of any kind to one or more special needs clients.
| Get The Special Strong Certification Course (Online study)
Study at your own pace in the comfort of your own home or office. The Special Strong Certification Program offers three paths to creating your own success stories. Our Special Strong Trainer Certification teaches you how to work 1-on-1 with special needs individuals. And our Special Strong Group Certification teaches you how to lead groups (yes you can!) of up to groups of 30 special needs individuals through productive activities and routines like physical activity, coordinated playtime and team building exercises. Also offering corporate training.
How We Help
F A Q
Our course is an educational certification, so anyone can take the course and there are no prerequisites for enrollment. If at any point you plan to use our certification to work with others, you must have a valid CPR/AED certification and any other credentials required by your governing service provider agency.
Absolutely. We designed this certification to help anyone with a passion for the special needs population.
Yes. Additionally, you could have the ability to implement certain components of our certification into your current profession. Please check the requirements of your governing service provider agency.
You have one year from the purchase date to access the online course and take the test.
It depends. To do any type of personal training, you must first be an accredited certified personal trainer. Our certification is an educational certification that can be combined with personal trainers and other types of service providers.
Yes! Our certifications are recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. Get up to 1.0 NASM CEUs!
Once you pass, you are certified for life!
In addition to NASM, other agencies may allow you to submit the course as a continuing education credit. Please contact your governing agency for more information.
No, you’ll never pay a fee to stay listed on our website database.
Of course! Many employers have continuing education slated into their budget. Click here to send a pre-written email to your employer (you’ll be able to preview before sending).
Yes, we encourage you to refer to the content while taking the test.
You can take the test up to three times. We require a score of 90% to pass. After 3 failed attempts, it costs $99 to retest.
We’ve tested our program with many different service providers and clients with a 100% success rate!
We offer three-month recurring payment plans. A recurring payment is linked to your Paypal, debit or credit card.
Refunds aren’t offered at this time.