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Build Strength

Our continuing education course shows you how to help with inactivity, motivation, and challenge behaviors. Help build strength in our special needs community!

Become Certified

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.

Brighten Lives

The Special Strong Certification helps service providers and others learn effective techniques for meltdown management, motivation, challenge behaviors and more.

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.

Now, you can too!

| A continuing education & certification course offered by Strong Education, the company helping service providers create their own success stories.

  • Want a rewarding career specializing in a population or health condition?
  • Special needs clients with inactivity?
  • Seeking help with motivation?
  • Want easier, quicker more methods for challenge behaviors?

"Taking the course and study material introduced me to awareness and communication, ABA Guidelines, and provided me with an overview to different types special needs. After getting certified, I was able to start working with a population that I've always wanted to help ... and I love every second of it!

Sonia Torres, Personal Trainer

“Had I entered into this field without this education, I would have been completely lost, and terrified."

Adam Smith, Personal Trainer

| Proud to be a provider of CEUs! Strong Education is now NASM & ACE Accredited

Get your CEUs in this fun, exciting learning experience

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.

17-year old Robert working hard on his top to bottom exercises with his trainer, Daniel

| Our continuing education course shows you how to help with inactivity, motivation, and challenge behaviors.

A step-by-step online course to certify special needs service providers with techniques proven effective on 1,000s of clients.

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.

Our certification course teaches easy, effective techniques to take ownership of meltdown situations using decisive action

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.

16-year old Jude celebrating a new milestone on the low row with his trainer, Daniel

| Real people, Real Results

Watch the video to hear Josh’s mother tell his story

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.  

daniel stein

| Our 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.

Why we’re different

The only certification in the world with step-by-step techniques effective for all special needs populations, from common conditions like autism to rarely conditions.

Sensory Friendly
Celebration
Fun Station
Socialization & Teamwork
Dynamic Stretching

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.

Special Strong Certification - Helping you Achieve Your Potential

| Who it helps

The Special Strong course helps people who work with (or want to work with) one or multiple special needs individuals. 

  • Special Educators
  • Physical Education Teachers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Speech pathologists
  • Behavior Therapists
  • Personal Trainers

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)

Get step-by-step, easy tactics for meltdown management, motivation and challenge behaviors with this self-study, online course.

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

Excited to share how we make self-study easy for the busy special needs professional.

Evidence-based

Use only what works. Our course uses scientific brain integration techniques that promotes neurogenesis

It’s So Convenient

Since our course is 100% virtual, you don’t have to travel or sit in one place (if you don’t want to). Also, offering a virtual course allows us to keep our price accessible for everyone!

Tested effective

Techniques you learn are tested effective on over 1,000 special needs individuals served by Special Strong. Only learn what works.

In The Room

... Is how you’re going to feel when you watch these assessment videos with real clients. Demonstrations, explanations (and occasional bloopers) in living color, like you’re there.

Comprehensive

While most certifications only quality you to work with one condition (such as autism), our program is comprehensive. Learn the overarching principles for common conditions such as autism, to rare conditions.

Serious value for money

Over 12 hours of education… plus, only those who take the course and pass our certification test are added to our website database, which parents use to find special service providers in their area.

F A Q

Absolutely. We designed this certification to help anyone with a passion for the special needs population.

Yes.You will be able to add certain components of our certification into your current profession. Please check the requirements of your governing service provider agency.

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!

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).

No, you’ll never pay a fee to stay listed on our website database.

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.

Once you pass, you are certified for life!

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.

To qualify for enrollment, you must have a valid CPR/AED certification.

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