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Preparing special educators to be leaders in the implementation of effective techniques for supporting children and youth with autism spectrum disorders  

The purpose of this program is to meet the needs in personnel preparation by: (a) training a diverse population of students to become highly qualified Mild/Moderate specialists capable of; (b) meeting the needs of a wide variety of children with disabilities (K-12); and (c) including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Through a collaborative effort, the current program will be revised to insure that competencies needed to create leaders in the implementation of evidence-based practices for working with children and youth with a diversity of disabilities and cultural backgrounds. Unique program features will equip personnel with the ability needed to provide direct service or to facilitate inclusion with ASD within an urban, highly diverse community. A minimum of 60 candidates will receive financial assistance allowing them the opportunity to earn a Level I Mild/Moderate Specialist credential and a Master's degree I Special Education or to clear their preliminary credential. Through enhancement of courses, a new summer course followed by supervised fieldwork, and a series of Saturday workshops, the trainees will study and demonstrate those program/curricular practices that research identifies as being effective with children and youth with ASD as well as other disabilities. A minimum of 75% of the annual funding is designated for student support. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $195,994.00
Current Award Period 2007-2011
Project Number H325K070458
Principal Investigator Cook, Ruth
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 Santa Clara University
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Preparing special educators to be leaders in the implementation of effective techniques for supporting children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
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