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Project STARS: Specialized Training in Autism for Rural Schools  

The purpose of this project is to: (a) develop a new personnel preparation program to prepare autism specialists to provide effective educational interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); (b) develop and field test a unique online distance education model for rural personnel preparation combining desktop videoconferencing and online supervision of practica; and ΒΌ prepare 60 educators to become fully certified and highly qualified in Autism and to implement evidence-based practices for ASD in rural schools and agencies. This project will modify an existing distance learning program to utilize online delivery of coursework and online supervision of practicum experiences to incorporate content on evidence-based practices for ASD as well as provide training across the state through content on evidence-based practices for ASD as well as provide training across the state through a combination of desktop videoconferencing and other online activities for course offerings and local supervision and online mentoring for practicum experiences. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,980.00
Current Award Period 2007-2011
Project Number H325K070208
Principal Investigator Ludlow, Barbara
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LA. Test four methods to improve dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, services, and supports in diverse community settings by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution West Virginia University Research Corporation
State/Country West Virginia
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