Special Needs Sleep Certification™

The World’s Only Special Needs Sleep Certification Course

Enhance Your Ability to Assist Families with Special Needs.

If your a sleep professional and feel ill-equipped to help families with special needs, you’re not alone. Our Special Needs Sleep Certification Course will help you go from hesitancy to certainty.


Get in-depth training in a variety of special needs: Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)


Confidently advise and offer strategies for parents of children with special needs.


Increase your credibility, reach more clients, and add value to your existing practice.

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Special Needs Sleep Certification


Curriculum Highlights


Comprehensive exploration of various special needs categories, including their traits, signs, and symptoms


Reasons for misidentification of special needs with other conditions


Causes and risk factors associated with special needs


Up-to-date insights into ongoing neurodivergence research


How to help parents and caregivers create an environment where their children with neurodivergence succeed


Targeted sleep strategies tailored for special needs children


Activities and games to share with families in your practice


Symptoms and Strategies Handbook: A helpful resource for developing sleep plans

Families seeking help for their special needs children often struggle to find knowledgeable professionals—stand out by offering a much-needed service.

Why choose IPSP?


Flexible Coursework

Our programs are 100% online and self-paced. Work through the curriculum anytime and from anywhere.


Expert-Led Curriculum

Learn from experienced professionals who understand the unique challenges of special needs sleep, giving you insights that go beyond traditional training.

Supportive Community

Your tuition includes access to our private community. Connect with other sleep professionals who are also passionate about serving special needs families, creating a network of support and knowledge exchange.

Lifetime Access

Enjoy lifetime access to your course material. This includes any new lessons or updates as new research regulations arise, so you can always stay up-to-date on the latest information.

Lifetime Certification

Unlike most programs, IPSP doesn’t charge annual recertification fees.

Instant Marketing

Jumpstart your business with a profile on the IPSP website and in-house referral opportunities.

Hands-On Director

Our founder and lead instructor is only an email, phone call, or text away—every day of the week.

Affordable Tuition

Payment plans make it easier for you to achieve your goals without breaking the bank. It’s premier education without the price tag.

Have peace of mind knowing you’re investing in the most robust, most up-to-date training available.

This course is a great fit for you if:


You're a sleep consultant, coach or other sleep professional who wants to expand your services to include families with special needs.


You're a childcare provider who works with children with neurodivergence.


You're a medical professional who wants to better serve families of children with special needs.

Meet Violet Giannone, R.N.

Author, Baby Sleep Training in 7 Days
Founder, Sleep, Baby, Sleep®
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Professional Member,
International Association of Complementary Therapists, Approved Training Provider
Tot Squad, Pediatric Sleep Expert
Special Needs Certified, The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards

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As a registered nurse and new mom, I often felt torn leaving the house for my shift at the hospital. I loved working with patients and making a difference, but I didn’t love the long hours that kept me from my little one. 

Becoming a sleep and parent consultant has allowed me to nurture my passions, enjoy a fulfilling career, and care for my family.

Hundreds of my students have now had that same experience—and I want the same for you!

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Founder and Lead Instructor Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting

Meet Emily Varon, MS, BCBA

Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst turned sleep consultant, Emily is on a global mission to dispel the myth that children diagnosed with Autism will never sleep well.

Emily Varon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a dedicated focus on sleep-related behaviors. She has worked in the field of behavior analysis since 2000 and has devoted her practice to improving the sleep habits of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2010.

Emily takes the complicated issue of pervasive sleep problems and helps behavior analysts develop appropriate and ethical behavior plans for improving the quality of sleep for consumers and their caregivers. Her focus on sustainability of sleep habits versus “good” or “bad” habits offers families and clinicians a broader, long-view perspective of sleep, resulting in more sustainable results over time.

By combining the science of behavior analysis with the science of sleep, Emily creates a consumable learning opportunity to enhance your practice by providing context for the way sleep and behavior both complement, and sabotage, one-another.

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"The IPSP provided me with the education and knowledge I needed to move forward with my own business. I feel prepared to help my clients. Also, having Violet's continued support for six months after the completion of the course was great. the reason I chose this program, and it makes me feel confident to keep going. "


"I had a great experience with IPSP. The best part is being part of a community where we can ask questions, support each other, and learn from our experiences. The self-paced learning option offered by this course did not force me to travel or spend a lot of money. I could easily work on it on my own time and the information is always there for me to refer to. "


"The program provided me with the tools to start my own business. The community on Facebook is great and you feel like you have a support network. Whenever I emailed Violet with a question, she responded very quickly, which I appreciate! "

Exceptional training. Affordable tuition.

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Your Special Needs Sleep Course includes:


Instant and lifetime access to all course content


Engaging activities and games to share with families


Symptoms and strategies handbook for creating sleep plans effortlessly


Certificate of completion and a digital badge to showcase your accomplishment


Lifetime membership to our private online community for ongoing support and networking opportunities


One-page listing to help market your services



3 Month Payment Plan


Price is USD. All payments are non-refundable.

Say “yes” to the best of both worlds.



Purchase the course and receive immediate access to all materials.



Work through the self-paced curriculum and complete your final exam at your convenience. 



Your new skill set increases your credibility and overall business value.

Common Questions

How long will it take to complete my Special Needs Sleep Certification Course?

Our comprehensive, self-paced course includes 30 hours of coursework, and materials are accessible immediately upon first payment.

Depending on your schedule, you could complete the course in just a few days. Remember: You’re in complete control of the timeline, so you don’t have to feel pressured or rushed.

What is included in my tuition payment?

Your tuition includes everything you need to excel in your course! You will have access to all course materials, including fun and interactive activities and games that you can use with families, as well as our handy symptoms and strategies handbook for creating a successful sleep plan.

Plus, you’ll be able to connect with other professionals in our private community, which is exclusively available to our students. We also offer a sleep consultant marketplace where you can find great discounts on all your business needs. We want to make sure you have everything you need to succeed, and we can’t wait to see what you accomplish!

What is the coursework like?

Including the introduction and final exam, the Special Needs Certification includes nine modules with:

● Video lessons
● Reading material
● Powerpoint presentations
● Activities for families
● PDF downloads
● Quizzes

The program culminates in a final exam.

How do I become certified?

Once you’ve completed all assignments in the course, you’ll take and submit your final exam.

You will be notified via email with your exam grade, and upon passing you’ll receive a printable certificate and Special Needs Certification digital badge.

Will I need to renew this course or pay additional fees to stay current?

Unlike other programs, IPSP provides lifetime certification. You won’t pay any renewal fees, and you’ll have access to the course materials, plus any updates, forever!

How do I receive my certificate and digital badge?

Here at the IPSP we have invested in the world’s most comprehensive digital badge and certificate platform for our students. Your certificate of completion and badge is instant, shareable, and verifiable.

Digital credentials are a much more secure alternative to paper certificates. You also don’t have to worry about lost or damaged envelopes. You get instant email delivery of your credentials upon course completion.

Verification of your certification is backed by blockchain technology and bank-level encryption. This means your certificate and badge is impossible to fake. Your clients or potential employer can easily verify your certification is legitimate and active with a single click, helping you get hired easier and faster.

Here’s how you can share and display your credentials:

  • 1-Click sharing on social media
  • Export to PDF
  • Embed in email signatures
  • Embeddable on websites
  • HQ print PDF
  • Print on marketing material

What is your refund policy?

Tuition payments are non-refundable.

Still have questions? Contact us so we can help you take the next steps to increasing your confidence and skills.

Boost your expertise
with a Special Needs Sleep Certification.