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Question 5: Long-term Objective C  

$36,433,257.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.

Download 2010 Question 5: Long-term Objective C projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Helm, David Children's Hospital Boston
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Holte, Lenore University of Iowa
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Hooper, Stephen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Robinson, Cordelia University of Colorado
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Schulz, Eldon University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Stevens, Dennis University of South Dakota
Low Incidence and Diversity Endorsement Project (LIDE) Sheldon, Steven University of Colorado Board of Regents
National Center on Inclusive Education for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire - Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence on Disability (UCED)
National Center on Inclusive Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire - Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence on Disability (UCED)
New Families, Agencies, Communities, and Educational Strategies (FACES) in early childhood special education Hughes, Margaret San Jose State University Foundation
NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) Fernandez, Neta Board of Regents of New Mexico State University
Personnel development to improve services and results for children with disabilities Amison, Jennie San Diego State University Foundation
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ward, Karen University of Alaska Anchorage
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Crimmins, Daniel Georgia State University
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rice, Sydney University of Arizona
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rock, Stephen University of Nevada, Reno
Preparation of personnel to serve school age children with low incidence disabilities: Focus on high quality instruction in core academic area in the least restrictive environment Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire
Preparing and supporting personnel in Western North Carolina to teach students with severe disabilities Cooper-Duffy, Karena Western Carolina University
Project Adapted PE Henderson, Hester University of Utah
Project ASSET: Autism Spectrum Specialized Education and Training (ASSET) Woods, Juliann Florida State University
Project CAT (Comprehensive Autism Teaching) Storey, Keith Touro University
Project IMPRESS - Interactive Master's: Preparing, Responding, Enhancing School-based Speech-Language Pathologists Lowman, Joneen Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Project Manawa Kupono (Opportunity): Preparing educators to improve outcomes for students with autism Wells, Jenny University of Hawaii
Project Mosaic: Preparing highly qualified educators to meet the unique needs of students with autism in diverse settings Wolfberg, Pamela San Francisco State University
Project PEACE (Preparing Educators About Autism Through Collaborative Efforts) Valle-Riestra, Diana Florida International University

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers, to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and to promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015.

IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years
N/A

5.L.C
$132,494
6 projects

5.L.C
$36,433,257
83 projects

5.L.C
$6,048,734
30 projects

5.L.C
$3,724,262
29 projects

$46,338,747
5.L.C. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.

Progress: Many projects have been funded in this area. However, there is an ongoing need for support of efforts in this area.

Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Significant workforce needs remain, especially with regard to paraprofessionals. With all studies in this objective, there remains an issue of scale. Most training programs are designed for small groups. In order for training to be effective at the community level, it has to be able to scale up for broad dissemination, so training programs need to be evaluated for their potential to be scaled up. Comparative effectiveness studies of training models are needed to illuminate whether or not providers need more training, which populations require which training methods, and which training methods are most effective.