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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Boezio, Cynthia

Description

Description

This project aims to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) and School-wide Positive Behavioral Support (SW-PBS) for all children, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Significant Support Needs (SSN). Technical Assistance Teams (TATs) with expertise in the implementation of RTI and SW-PBS, professional development training methods and the development of supporting materials will be established in each region. Principals and teachers will receive training and follow-up activities, such as regional meetings, structured guidance, coaching, and consultation, to update skills and knowledge as roles change and evolve to implement RTI and SW-PBS. Staff implementing the ASD/SSN model programs will be analyzing the students' abilities and areas where they are not progressing with their typical peers. Interventions will be individualized to the student's needs, progress will be monitored on the intervention, and decisions will be made depending on the response to intervention. Existing barriers will be addressed by using SW-PBS and RTI to include students with more significant disabilities. In addition, these initiatives will be paired with ASD/SSN programming to ensure equitable access and participation for children with special needs. Finally, the project will address the potential barrier of age by linking RTI and SW-PBS to Early Childhood Pyramid Model programming so that the youngest children in the state are receiving services in the structured setting they need in preschool and early childhood centers.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2015

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

Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Colorado Department of Education - Exceptional Student Leadership Unit

State/Country

State/Country

Colorado

Project Number

Project Number

H323A090005

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS | 1043457 | 2010 | H323A090005
Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS | 1660712 | 2011 | H323A090005
Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS | 672525 | 2012 | H323A090005
Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS | 0 | 2014 | H323A090005
Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS | 1184692 | 2013 | H323A090005

 
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