Project Detail
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Leadership training in severe disabilities/autism  

This project will increase capacity for conducting intervention research that improves student outcomes and bridges the research-to-practice gap; forge stronger partnerships between colleges/universities and public schools; prepare leadership personnel from diverse backgrounds to work effectively in developing and supporting programs for students in inclusive settings; and prepare prospective college/university special education faculty and LEA/SEA administrators of diverse backgrounds in these areas. The methods of this project include aggressively recruiting 9 students, a process that will include cooperation with historically black colleges/universities in Nashville, and building on strong partnerships with local schools, school districts, and the Tennessee special education agencies to develop research experiences, including partnerships that will facilitate cross-cultural understanding and competence. Student doctoral training will include learning experiences and collaborative efforts with general educators who teach students with severe disabilities/autism. Trainees will also participate in special monthly seminars on research, teacher training, and policy making designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $200,000.00
Current Award Period 2006-2011
Project Number H325D050102
Principal Investigator Kennedy, Craig
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
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History/Related Projects Leadership training in severe disabilities/autism | $0.00 | 2011 | H325D050102
Leadership training in severe disabilities/autism | $0.00 | 2012 | H235U070025