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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Project PASS: Preparing Autism Specialists for Schools

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Herr, Cynthia

Description

Description

Project PASS is a multidisciplinary, preservice program designed to meet three critical educational needs in Oregon: (a) alleviate the serious shortage of educational professionals who are trained to serve infants, children, and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); (b) improve the quality of services provided to students with ASD; and (c) increase the likelihood that students with ASD can be served effectively within inclusive settings by providing highly qualified autism specialists trained in a program that emphasizes research-based curricula and pedagogy, integrated training and practicum experiences in diverse settings, and instruction in the skills needed to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse students, and to work collaboratively with all personnel who share responsibility for providing effective services to children with ASD. Participants in Project PASS will gain content that focuses on research-based strategies for working with children with ASD including the following: (a) behavior management and applied behavior analysis techniques, (b) communication techniques effective for verbal and non-verbal students with ASD, (c) techniques for effectively involving and collaborating with parents of children with ASD, (d) curriculum methods for low-functioning children with ASD and curriculum methods for high functioning children with ASD, (e) techniques for teaching social skills to children with ASD, and (f) strategies for collaborating with agency and school personnel. Curriculum content will be reinforced through practicums in schools and other diverse settings that serve children with ASD.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2004-2010

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

Project PASS: Preparing Autism Specialists for Schools (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Oregon

State/Country

State/Country

Oregon

Project Number

Project Number

H325A040063

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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