U.K. Awarded Grant To Support Children With Disabilities

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 9/28/2012 7:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Education on Friday announced the award of $9 million for 38 grants to institutions of higher education to train educators to improve the services and results for children with disabilities.

The University of Kentucky in Lexington will receive $242,468 for personal preparation programs dedicated to infants, toddlers, children and  youth with disabilities.

“Our success in building a better America is measured in terms of helping all children reach their full potential,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants will support training for early learning providers and educators to make sure that infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and transition to living independent and fulfilling lives.”

Projects announced today, awarded in 21 states and the District of Columbia, aim to address specific personnel needs identified by states.

The following grants, funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, are listed in four specific focus areas and alphabetically by state.

Focus Area A: Training Personnel to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Age Children with Disabilities

CA – San Diego State University, $249,999

DC – George Washington University, Washington, D.C., $249,982

IL –   Illinois State University, Normal, $194,307

IL –   Loyola University, Chicago, $250,000

MO – Fontbonne University, St. Louis, $247,721

NH – University of New Hampshire, Durham, $249,777

OH – Kent State University, $249,899

UT – Utah State University, Logan, $248, 847

VT – University of Vermont, Burlington, $250,000

Focus Area B: Training Personnel to Serve School Age Children with Low Incidence Disabilities

AZ – University of Arizona, Tucson, $250,000

CA – California State University, Los Angeles, $250,000

CO – University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, $232,845

CO – University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, $247,503

FL – University of Central Florida, Orlando, $250,000

GA – University of Georgia, Athens, $242,214

KY – University of Kentucky, Lexington, $242,468

MN – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, $224,425

NY – CUNY- La Guardia, Long Island City, $250,000

OR – University of Oregon, Eugene, $249,973

Focus Area C: Training Personnel to Provide Related Services, Speech/Language Services, and Adapted Physical Education to Infants, Toddlers, and Children with Disabilities

CA – California State University, Long Beach, $185,101

DC– Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., $170,014

FL – The Florida State University, Tallahassee, $249,429

MA – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, $248,184

OH – The University of Akron, $205,670

OK – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lindsay, $249,993

PA – Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, $250,000

TN – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, $250,000

TX – The University of Texas at Austin, $249,551

UT – The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, $245,453

Focus Area D: Training Personnel in Minority Institutions to Serve Infants, Toddlers, and Children with Disabilities

CA – California State University, Fresno, $226,814

CA – San Diego State University, $250,000

CA – San Jose State University, $250,000

FL – Florida International University, Miami, $249,312

FL – Florida International University, Miami, $249,991

MO – Fontbonne University, St. Louis, $249,908

NY – CUNY/Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, $249,682

SC – South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, $ 249,520

TX – U. of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, $180,490

Total -- $9,089,072

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