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Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) for teachers: Preparing teachers for toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder  

The purpose of this project is to augment an existing personnel preparation program to train early childhood special education teachers who are highly qualified to work with young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Students in this two year program will earn their M.Ed. and special education certification. Students will take a series of coordinated coursework and field experiences that will provide them with the skills and knowledge that they need to be leaders in early intervention programs and public school programs providing high quality services to young children with ASD and their families. Students will be immersed in field-based experiences from their first quarter. They will spend the first year of the program training in Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) at the University of Washington. In the second year of the training program, students will work as interns in local early intervention and public school preschool programs that have adopted and adapted Project DATA. Also, a peer network of practicing teachers will be developed to help these new educators develop peer support to facilitate retention. Quarterly seminars for local early childhood special educators will address problems of practice. Students in the program will have an opportunity to participate in these seminars during and after their program. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,995.00
Current Award Period 2007-2011
Project Number H325K070109
Principal Investigator Schwartz, Ilene
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 Washington
State/Country Washington
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