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Collaborative Adolescent Autism Teacher Training (CAATT)  

This project will support annually the preparation of five to eight full-time graduate students per year and an additional seven part-time students per year who are interested in teaching secondary aged students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the project will prepare teachers to: (a) deliver research-based instruction to meet the needs of adolescents with ASD; (b) provide consultation and in service on research-based practice and transition services; and (c) conduct applied research with adolescents with ASD and their families. The project will expand an existing program that prepares practitioners to teach K-5 students with ASD. Students will be recruited from within education (general/special) as well as other fields (e.g. social work, psychology) for this program. They will earn a graduate degree with an emphasis on research-based practices for adolescents with "classic autism" who function in the moderate to profound range of intellectual disabilities. Coursework will include five ASD specific courses, two ASD specific practica, an internship, and a culminating research project related to adolescents with ASD or their families. The program of study will fulfill requirements for state certification in Special Education-Adaptive Behavior. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,888.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number H325K090243
Principal Investigator Ayres, Kevin
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective 5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Georgia
State/Country Georgia
Web Link 1 Collaborative Adolescent Autism Teacher Training (CAATT) (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Collaborative Adolescent Autism Teacher Training (CAATT) | $196,413.00 | 2011 | H325K090243
Collaborative Adolescent Autism Teacher Training (CAATT) | $198,178.00 | 2012 | 7598