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Harriet Able project wins $1.2 million grant

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A project co-led by Harriet Able, associate professor of Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support, has won a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The project intends to create a cadre of nine graduates prepared to take leadership roles in serving children with disabilities.

The project, which is entitled “Preparing Professionals for Leadership Roles in Translational Research Focused on Children with Disabilities Including High Need Children,” also involved the Divisions of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy within the School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences. Elizabeth Crais, a professor of Allied Health Sciences, is co-principal investigator.

The project seeks to involve nine students with diverse backgrounds from speech and hearing sciences, occupational science and early childhood special education and to prepare them for serving young children with disabilities and their families with a preparation program aligned with state and national professional organization standards.