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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Project I-CARE: Culturally Aligned and Responsive Early Intervention.

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Wang, Peishi

Description

Description

This project will train 48 graduate students to provide culturally responsive early intervention and early childhood special education services to families and young children with autism or low-incidence disabilities, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, in urban and high-need local education agencies. METHOD: Activities of this project include: (a) training graduate students with a comprehensive course sequence in which multicultural issues are infused; (b) providing professional coaching in addition to peer- and professional-mentoring; (c) evaluating the implementation of all project objectives and the impact on participants, families, children and communities; (d) disseminating project findings at teacher preparation conferences and professional journals; and (e) institutionalizing critical components within the college's ongoing strategies of recruitment, student support, and retention of highly qualified early childhood special education teachers with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and dispositions to provide culturally aligned and responsive early intervention services and behavioral supports to children with autism and other low incidence disabilities, their families, and their communities.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

250000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2016

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

Project I-CARE: Culturally Aligned and Responsive Early Intervention. (External web link)

Institution

Institution

CUNY - Queens College

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

H325K110426

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Project I-CARE: Culturally Aligned and Responsive Early Intervention. | 250000 | 2011 | H325K110426
Project I-CARE: Culturally Aligned and Responsive Early Intervention. | 250000 | 2012 | H325K110426
Project I-CARE: Culturally Aligned and Responsive Early Intervention. | 250000 | 2014 | H325K110426
Project I-CARE: Culturally Aligned and Responsive Early Intervention. | 250000 | 2013 | H325K110426

 
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