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News from September 2013

Multimedia guide arms secondary teachers with strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders
September 25, 2013

The Center on Secondary Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (CSESA) and the Organization for Autism Research have published a multimedia guide that provides secondary school teachers with research-based strategies for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

“Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers” aims not only to enhance learning opportunities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, but also to improve the classroom environment, according to a press release. The print and web instructional resource, which complements a series of training videos, is available online through the CSESA website.

A MCPER project is one of multiple CSESA sites.

For more information about this product, read the press release.

Tags: Autism Spectrum Disorders Institute  Center on Secondary Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders 

News from July 2012

MCPER secures two new Institute of Education Sciences grants
July 13, 2012

MCPER's Mathematics Institute recently received a $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for Project AIM: Algebra-Readiness Intervention Modules for At-Risk Students. The purpose of this 3-year project is to develop two sets of instructional modules that focus on mathematics concepts and skills important for success in algebra. More information about Project AIM is available on the IES website.

In addition, MCPER is a partner in the new Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also funded by IES. During the development phase, MCPER will adapt and test the feasibility of Collaborative Strategic Reading for high school students with autism spectrum disorders in academic content area courses. This effort will be part of a larger school- and community-based comprehensive treatment model to be developed and tested in years 3–5. More information about the center is available on the IES website.

Tags: Autism Spectrum Disorders Institute Mathematics and Science Institute for Students With Special Needs  Algebra-Readiness Mathematics Intervention for Middle School Students: Project AIM Center on Secondary Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders