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Preparing personnel for intervention with young children with autism  

This project will train 16 Master's degree early childhood special education/early intervention (ECSE/EI) professionals over the course of four years. The aim is to have these individuals be competent to: (a) provide instructional support to young children with autism, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; (b) assist and support families of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); (c) consult with and train other early childhood personnel related to intervention with children who have ASD; and (d) consume, apply, and generate research related to practices with young children with ASD and their families. Students in the program will complete their two-year program at the Department of Special Education of Peabody College at Vanderbilt University leading to a M.Ed. degree and teacher licensure. Training involves: (a) foundational coursework in ECSE; (b) specialized coursework in autism interventions; (c) field experience in early intervention classrooms, preschool public school classrooms; (d) consulting with parents and professionals; and (e) conducting an applied research thesis. Emphasis in field experiences is placed on working with young children with autism in inclusive classrooms and natural environments. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,879.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number H325K090124
Principal Investigator Wolery, Mark
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 Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
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