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Training personnel in minority institutions to serve infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities  

This project will provide a graduate level course of study to 40 candidates leading to state licensure in Special Education: Intense Interventions. These individuals will serve students with autism spectrum disorders, severe emotional disorders, moderate and severe mental retardation, traumatic brain injury, multiple disabilities, and other health impairments. Activities of the project include: (a) recruiting for application a diverse group of candidates; (b) providing specialized training in autism and related conditions; (c) provide preparation on meeting the needs of diverse students and their families; (d) providing an interdisciplinary perspective on serving students with intense needs by integrating training from education, medical, and mental health professionals, and (e) Purdue University Calumet (PUC) School of Education special education faculty collaborating with experts from the Riley Child Development Center of Indiana University Medical Center, the Northwest Indiana Roundtable of Special Education Administrators, the PUC School of Nursing, and the PUC Institute for Social Policy and Research. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $192,675.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number H325K090248
Principal Investigator Brusca-Vega, Rita
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 Purdue University
State/Country Indiana
Web Link 1 Training personnel in minority institutions to serve infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities (External web link)
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