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    The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute on Educational Sciences has provided funding to Queens College (New York), Illinois State University, and the University of Kansas to collect data on a standardization sample to establish norms for the Supports Intensity Scale-Children’s Version (SIS-C)  Special education teachers and related services professionals (e.g., school psychologists, school social workers) are needed to complete assessments on children with intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities (ages 5-15).

    ·      Queens College can pay educators a stipend of $50 USD per protocol completed.  Arrangements can also be made to send funds to school districts.

    For more information, go to http://www.aaidd.org/content_8931.cfm or contact Dr. Caroly Hughes (carolyn.hughes@qc.cuny.edu), Dr. James Thompson (jrthomp@ilstu.edu), or Dr. Michael Wehmeyer (wehmeyer@ku.edu). 

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    Funding for Doctoral Studies in Autism and Severe Intellectual Disabilities

    The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University announces funding for doctoral students wanting to focus on students with severe intellectual disability, autism, and multiple disabilities. Our leadership training grant provides full tuition, generous monthly stipends, health insurance, professional travel, and much more. Our goal is to increase the number of well-qualified higher education faculty who have the skills and knowledge to improve research, teacher training, and educational outcomes for high-need students identified with severe disabilities or autism in grades K -12, including secondary transition. Our doctoral students receive exceptional training, strong mentorship, and unique research opportunities. Graduates of our doctoral program have obtained faculty positions at leading universities and colleges across the country and are making a real difference in the field. Early application is strongly encouraged. For more information, contact Erik Carter at erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu. Learn more about the program and our application process at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/sped/index.php
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    The American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) holds a national conference in Spring of each year. This conference features peer-reviewed presentations, meetings of the ACRES Board of Directors, a business meeting with a report of activities to the membership, and a conference proceedings document.
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    Dr. Richard Gargiulo is leading an Autism and Developmental Disabilities Delegation to South Africa in October 2012 with People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs.
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    2013
    The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute on Educational Sciences has provided funding to Queens College (New York), Illinois State University, and the University of Kansas to collect data on a standardization sample to establish norms for the Supports Intensity Scale-Children’s Version (SIS-C)  Special education teachers and related services professionals (e.g., school psychologists, school social workers) are needed to complete assessments on children with intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities (ages 5-15).

    ·      Queens College can pay educators a stipend of $50 USD per protocol completed.  Arrangements can also be made to send funds to school districts.

    For more information, go to http://www.aaidd.org/content_8931.cfm or contact Dr. Caroly Hughes (carolyn.hughes@qc.cuny.edu), Dr. James Thompson (jrthomp@ilstu.edu), or Dr. Michael Wehmeyer (wehmeyer@ku.edu). 

    Learn more...
    2012
    Funding for Doctoral Studies in Autism and Severe Intellectual Disabilities

    The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University announces funding for doctoral students wanting to focus on students with severe intellectual disability, autism, and multiple disabilities. Our leadership training grant provides full tuition, generous monthly stipends, health insurance, professional travel, and much more. Our goal is to increase the number of well-qualified higher education faculty who have the skills and knowledge to improve research, teacher training, and educational outcomes for high-need students identified with severe disabilities or autism in grades K -12, including secondary transition. Our doctoral students receive exceptional training, strong mentorship, and unique research opportunities. Graduates of our doctoral program have obtained faculty positions at leading universities and colleges across the country and are making a real difference in the field. Early application is strongly encouraged. For more information, contact Erik Carter at erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu. Learn more about the program and our application process at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/sped/index.php
    Learn more...
    The American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) holds a national conference in Spring of each year. This conference features peer-reviewed presentations, meetings of the ACRES Board of Directors, a business meeting with a report of activities to the membership, and a conference proceedings document.
    Learn more...
    Dr. Richard Gargiulo is leading an Autism and Developmental Disabilities Delegation to South Africa in October 2012 with People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs.
    Learn more...
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    The DADD Board of Directors supports the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 through 18 years of age. Over two dozen epidemiological studies failed to identify a causal relationship between vaccinations and autism. The initial research that suggested such a relationship has been discredited. We recommend all families discuss vaccinations with their family health care provider on how best to maintain the health and safety of their child and those who cannot be immunized due to medical reasons. 

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    Download the 2010 DADD Showcase Sessions. Presenters included Robert A. Stodden, Dianne Zager, and Debra Hart speaking about "Preparing Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities for Postsecondary Education and Employment"
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