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Leadership training in high-need students with severe disabilities/autism  

This project will increase the numbers of well-qualified higher education faculty who have the skills and knowledge to improve research, teacher training, and educational outcomes for high-need students identified with severe disabilities or autism in grades K-12, including secondary transition programs. Activities of this project include: (a) collaborating with the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools District, which has 76,000 students of which 80% are identified as low-income; (b) arranging internships in high-need, low-performing Metro schools or research sites; (c) collaborating with experts in autism, intellectual disabilities, severe disabilities, and research methodology; (d) rotating internships and seminars that address competency building across research, teaching, and service experiences; and (e) conducting research collaborations between Special Education faculty and students that result in high-quality publications leading to academic careers in special education. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $299,194.00
Current Award Period 2011-2014
Project Number H325D100010
Principal Investigator Hughes, Carolyn
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 Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 Leadership training in high-need students with severe disabilities/autism (External web link)
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