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Leadership in Family-Centered Early Intervention (LIFE) personnel preparation program  

Project LIFE is a collaborative effort to support a cadre of up to eight leadership graduates in Early Intervention (EI) programs (birth-3) at Florida State University (FSU) and to equip them with the competencies needed to generate, implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based practice and policy for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities and their families. Trainees in this interdisciplinary program will complete a competency-based model, including broad-based knowledge and skills essential for EI leadership personnel and the specialized skills necessary to address the needs of children with low-incidence disabilities and their families. Curriculum areas include: (a) core content for family-centered early intervention leadership, policy and program evaluation, and influences of family, culture, disability, and poverty on service delivery and society; (b) specialized low-incidence disability content (e.g., severe disabilities, autism); (c) evidence-based practice and research methods in collaboration with university faculty and national consultants; (d) professional development, instructional design, technology, and teaching in collaboration with State-level Part C programs. Unique components of the project design include a multifaceted mentorship model with project faculty, State-level Part C coordinators, and national centers for policy and research (e.g., families, transition, inclusion, challenging behavior, and personnel preparation). Communication with mentors will be supported through technology including computer-based, two-way interactive communications, Web-enhanced instructional systems, and a project Web site. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,995.00
Current Award Period 2007-2011
Project Number H325D070023
Principal Investigator Hanline, Mary
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 Florida State University
State/Country Florida
Web Link 1 Leadership in Family-Centered Early Intervention (LIFE) personnel preparation program (External web link)
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