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Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities  

This project will increase the number of highly educated teachers knowledgeable and skilled in early intervention/early childhood special education with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders. The project will train 30 scholars in a Master's program. Activities of this project include: (a) collaboration between special education and early childhood education; (b) providing mentoring by faculty, school personnel, and agency personnel; (c) delivery of coursework via online courses, state-of-the-art interactive applications, intensive summer instututes, and summer pracricum sites in high-need schools, districts, and agencies distributed across the region and state; (d) awarding graduates a Master's degree and certification in EC-12 special education, as well as a University Certificate in Early Intervention/Early Childhood/Autism Spectrum Disorders; and (e) reserving 6 of the 30 stipends for high-need schools as a way to retain teachers in those high-need schools. Project Status
NEW

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $234,849.00
Current Award Period 2011-2014
Project Number H325K100432
Principal Investigator Smith, Karen
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 Texas of the Permian Basin
State/Country Texas
Web Link 1 Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities (External web link)
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