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Birth to Kindergarten Professional Preparation: Inclusive Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders  

This project will prepare six qualified candidates to assume leadership positions to effectively teach others to implement programs and interventions that improve academic or functional outcomes, and address the specialized needs of high-need young children with disabilities, birth through five years of age. Activities of this project include: (a) recruiting, enrolling, retaining. and funding six qualified candidates in the early childhood special education doctoral program who will graduate within the grant funding period and be prepared to assume leadership roles in higher education; (b) designing an evidence-based, high-quality doctoral program in early childhood special education that prepares candidates for leadership positions (faculty, research, administration positions) that address the specialized needs of young children with disabilities; (c) implementing a curriculum in early childhood special education that reflects current research and pedagogy and promotes competencies for working in high-need local education agencies, inclusive early childhood education classrooms and program environments, and natural environments; (d) providing opportunities for candidates to demonstrate leadership skills by applying early childhood special education competencies in a variety of settings (high-need local education agencies, high-poverty schools, early intervention settings) through internship experiences, service-learning activities, research, and teaching; and (e) evaluating the impact on trainees (outcome evaluation) and the overall project effectiveness (process evaluation). Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $299,953.00
Current Award Period 2011-2014
Project Number H325D100045
Principal Investigator Niemeyer, Judith
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 Greensboro
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 Birth to Kindergarten Professional Preparation: Inclusive Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (External web link)
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