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Project CHANGE (Children with Autsim Need a Great Education)  

This project has three main objectives: (a) to recruit for application graduate students from a culturally and linguistically diverse pool of highly qualified applicants to admit two cohorts of 20 students into a Master's of Education (M.Ed.) with an emphasis on autism program; (b) to prepare candidates using a curriculum that includes current knowledge about effective practices for students with autism and their families with an emphasis on culturally responsive practices; and (c) to retain these highly qualified candidates through faculty mentoring and financial support. The project will: (a) enhance the existing M.Ed. in special education to add an emphasis area in autism; (b) prepare candidates with a 36-credit-hour degree using a curriculum aligned with established state standards; (c) financially support those students to reduce drop-outs and increase retention; (d) provide field experiences in classrooms; (e) provide multidisciplinary coursework from various departments within the college of education, as well as the specialized courses in special education; and (f) collaborate with area schools and agencies involved in providing services to students and families. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $191,386.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number H325K090413
Principal Investigator Trussell, Robert
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 at El Paso
State/Country Texas
Web Link 1 Project CHANGE (Children with Autsim Need a Great Education) (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Project CHANGE (Children with Autsim Need a Great Education) | $199,463.00 | 2011 | H325K090413
Project CHANGE (Children with Autsim Need a Great Education) | $199,960.00 | 2012 | H325K090413