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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Smith, Karen

Description

Description

This project will increase the number of highly educated teachers knowledgeable and skilled in early intervention/early childhood special education with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders. The project will train 30 scholars in a Master's program. Activities of this project include: (a) collaboration between special education and early childhood education; (b) providing mentoring by faculty, school personnel, and agency personnel; (c) delivery of coursework via online courses, state-of-the-art interactive applications, intensive summer instututes, and summer pracricum sites in high-need schools, districts, and agencies distributed across the region and state; (d) awarding graduates a Master's degree and certification in EC-12 special education, as well as a University Certificate in Early Intervention/Early Childhood/Autism Spectrum Disorders; and (e) reserving 6 of the 30 stipends for high-need schools as a way to retain teachers in those high-need schools.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

State/Country

State/Country

Texas

Project Number

Project Number

H325K100432

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities | 234849 | 2010 | H325K100432
Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities | 297849 | 2011 | H325K100432
Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities | 234849 | 2012 | H325K100432
Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities | 297849 | 2013 | H325K100432
Reach to Teach: Serving infants, toddlers, and young children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities | 0 | 2014 | H325K100432

 
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