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Preparing early childhood special educators, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists for working with young children with autism and their families  

This Master's preparation program is designed to create a cohort of students who, after completion of the program, will provide state-of-the-art services to young children with autism and their families and serve as leaders in their agencies and communities. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing on the resources and expertise from the Divisions of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Occupational Science within the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This project has five major objectives: (a) recruit 22 students in the fields of speech and hearing sciences and occupational science/therapy; (b) offer interdisciplinary courses focused on using an evidence-based process in working with young children with autism; (c) provide practicum opportunities to dyads of students in interdisciplinary research and service learning activities; (d) facilitate students' professional development through participation in interdisciplinary research and service learning activities; and (e) facilitate students' leadership abilities through inservice opportunities and conference presentations related to evidence-based practice in autism. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,519.00
Current Award Period 2009-2012
Project Number H325K080344
Principal Investigator Crais, Elizabeth
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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 Preparing early childhood special educators, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists for working with young children with autism and their families (External web link)
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