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Project ACE: Autism Competencies for Endorsement  

Florida has added an autism endorsement to its certification areas. Project ACE is designed as a preservice training program to assist current teachers in the field in gaining content and practical knowledge to meet the state autism endorsement requirements and to meet the unique and diverse needs of infants, toddlers, and children with autism. Twenty students per year for the 4 years of the project will complete 4 Web-based courses and 2 field-based practica on the nature of autism, interventions for communication and social development, behavior management and positive behavioral support, and assessment and diagnosis. The project will also use a variety of technologies to provide ongoing interaction during fieldwork, including interactive video and consultation with experts through the Centers for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) network. Teachers who complete the program will serve as mentors for incoming cohorts of teachers. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2006-2010
Project Number H325K052034
Principal Investigator Jones, Hazel
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 Florida
State/Country Florida
Web Link 1 Project ACE: Autism Competencies for Endorsement (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A