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Training personnel to teach school-age children with autism  

This project addresses the acute shortage of personnel to teach children and youth with autism spectrum disorder in Alabama and Georgia. It will (a) recruit and employ eligible project participants; (b) provide financial assistance for students who enter the training program; and (c) prepare project participants in a high-quality, practicum-based training program that features a curriculum grounded in research and best practice. The project will expand its current training program beyond its original focus on preschool, elementary, and middle school students to include adolescents looking toward the transition from school to work. A course on transition will be added to the curriculum, and practicum sites for program trainees will be identified in high schools. The Auburn University Autism Center will also serve as a practicum site. The Center will open a transition class for students between the ages of 17 and 21 years who have autism, and expand the age range of students admitted to the autism summer clinic to include adolescents. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $200,000.00
Current Award Period 2009-2012
Project Number H325K080213
Principal Investigator Flores, Margaret
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 6: What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults? (Lifespan)
Subcategory N/A
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 6LA. Develop at least two individualized community-based interventions that improve quality of life or health outcomes for the spectrum of adults with ASD by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,900,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Auburn University
State/Country Alabama
Web Link 1 Training personnel to teach school-age children with autism (External web link)
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