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Project PASS: Preparing Autism Specialists for Schools  

Project PASS is a multidisciplinary, preservice program designed to meet three critical educational needs in Oregon: (a) alleviate the serious shortage of educational professionals who are trained to serve infants, children, and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); (b) improve the quality of services provided to students with ASD; and (c) increase the likelihood that students with ASD can be served effectively within inclusive settings by providing highly qualified autism specialists trained in a program that emphasizes research-based curricula and pedagogy, integrated training and practicum experiences in diverse settings, and instruction in the skills needed to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse students, and to work collaboratively with all personnel who share responsibility for providing effective services to children with ASD. Participants in Project PASS will gain content that focuses on research-based strategies for working with children with ASD including the following: (a) behavior management and applied behavior analysis techniques, (b) communication techniques effective for verbal and non-verbal students with ASD, (c) techniques for effectively involving and collaborating with parents of children with ASD, (d) curriculum methods for low-functioning children with ASD and curriculum methods for high functioning children with ASD, (e) techniques for teaching social skills to children with ASD, and (f) strategies for collaborating with agency and school personnel. Curriculum content will be reinforced through practicums in schools and other diverse settings that serve children with ASD. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2004-2010
Project Number H325A040063
Principal Investigator Herr, Cynthia
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 Oregon
State/Country Oregon
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