Project Detail
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Preparing SLPs, OTs, early childhood special educators, and developmental psychologists for leadership roles in teaching, research, and service focused on young children with autism and their families  

This doctoral preparation program is designed to create a cadre of eight graduates to fulfill leadership roles in higher education with specific skills in generating, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating research-based practices for young children with autism and their families. This program is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing together candidates from four departments of study to receive their doctoral degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Occupational Science, Early Childhood Special Education, or Developmental Psychology. The project will offer interdisciplinary research seminars and courses focused on evidence-based practices in autism in young children and facilitate students' professional development through participation in interdisciplinary research and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses emphasizing evidence-based practices in autism. Student leadership skills will be developed through grant writing, professional publication, and conference participation, with an emphasis upon evidence-based practices in autism. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,744.00
Current Award Period 2007-2011
Project Number H325D070011
Principal Investigator Crais, Elizabeth
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Research Workforce Development
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 7K. Encourage programs and funding mechanisms that expand the research workforce, enhance interdisciplinary research training, and recruit early career scientists into the ASD field by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 Preparing SLPs, OTs, early childhood special educators, and developmental psychologists for leadership roles in teaching, research, and service focused on young children with autism and their families (External web link)
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