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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Kansas University: Autism and Early Childhood Education Professionals (KU-ACE)

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Horn, Eva

Description

Description

This project will provide financial support to 20 preservice students (two cohorts of 10) each for two years in order for them to obtain the initial Kansas teaching license in Early Childhood Unified (birth through kindergarten) and a Master's degree in early childhood special education with an additional emphasis in working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The aim is to ease the shortage of these highly qualified, appropriately credentialed professionals in early childhood special education. Program activities include: (a) providing high-quality training and apprenticeships that are grounded in the evidence base of effective practices in early intervention, early childhood special education, and effective educational practices for young children with ASD; (b) implementation of effective strategies into real world settings that represent diverse communities in which families and their children reside; (c) placement of program graduates in early intervention/early childhood special education vacancies across the state of Kansas and the United States; and (e) enhancement of the likelihood that program graduates are retained in those positions over time by providing follow-up contact and support.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

200000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2013

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

Kansas University: Autism and Early Childhood Education Professionals (KU-ACE) (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc.

State/Country

State/Country

Kansas

Project Number

Project Number

H325K090107

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Kansas University: Autism and Early Childhood Education Professionals (KU-ACE) | 200000 | 2011 | H325K090107
Kansas University: Autism and Early Childhood Education Professionals (KU-ACE) | 200000 | 2012 | H325K090107
Kansas University: Autism and Early Childhood Education Professionals (KU-ACE) | 0 | 2013 | H325K090107
Kansas University: Autism and Early Childhood Education Professionals (KU-ACE) | 0 | 2014 | H325K090107

 
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