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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists)

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Fernandez, Neta

Description

Description

This project will prepare 21 highly qualified special education professionals in a Master's and licensure program with interdisciplinary and collaborative knowledge and skills based on research-based practices to effectively intervene with culturally and linguistically diverse children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Activities of this project include: (a) designing a program to recruit and retain culturally and linguistically diverse prospective and current special education teachers; (b) providing coursework with practicum experience embedded in the courses; (c) aligning the program with standards set by the Council for Exceptional Children's Competencies for Teachers of Children with ASD in cooperation with the National Professional Competencies for Teachers of Autism; (d) preparing, mentoring, and evaluating educators with supervised assessments focusing on the provision of services to students birth to age 21 with ASD in self-contained and inclusive educational settings.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

178916

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2014

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers, to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD to and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Board of Regents of New Mexico State University

State/Country

State/Country

New Mexico

Project Number

Project Number

H325K100429

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) | 174650 | 2010 | H325K100429
NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) | 298562 | 2011 | H325K100429
NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) | 299818 | 2012 | H325K100429
NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) | 0 | 2014 | H325K100429
NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) | 0 | 2015 | H325K100429

 
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