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Low Incidence and Diversity Endorsement Project (LIDE)  

This project will provide training to 25 elementary teachers of special and linguistically diverse learners in a Master's degree and endorsement program in culturally competent, low-incidence special education. Activities of this project include: (a) selecting, training, endorsing, and placing 25 teachers in this low-incidence special education program; (b) providing dual endorsement in special education and linguistically diverse education, as well as becoming a trainer of trainers for up to 25 colleagues/parents each; (c) providing teaching collaborations with expert professionals in autism and other low-incidence disabilities; (d) conducting a project evaluation; and (e) using at least 65% of funds for student support. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $289,871.00
Current Award Period 2011-2014
Project Number H325K100231
Principal Investigator Sheldon, Steven
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. 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.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Colorado Board of Regents
State/Country Colorado
Web Link 1 Low Incidence and Diversity Endorsement Project (LIDE) (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Low Incidence and Diversity Endorsement Project (LIDE) | $292,963.00 | 2012 | H325K100231
Low Incidence and Diversity Endorsement Project (LIDE) | $291,401.00 | 2011 | H325K100231