Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-24-2002

Abstract

This final report provides information about a project of national significance funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The project titled, Model for Paraprofessional and Supervisor Training Designed to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings, was awarded to the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (UCEDD) at the University of Vermont. The primary purpose of the project was to develop training materials that could be used to provide entry-level and more advanced training for paraeducators who assist in the delivery of special education in inclusive schools and classrooms. The project also developed training materials for teachers and special educators to assist them in directing the work of paraeducators. The materials were developed with an embedded "Blue Print" designed to facilitate replication after the funding period had ended. The materials were developed with sufficient specificity to be used by novice instructors, yet were flexible enough for use by experienced instructors and applied in a variety of formats (e.g., typical weekly course, intensive summer institute, interactive TV). This report describes, the project's objective and their status along with 13 print products developed by the project and an internet learning center. The remainder of the report describes ongoing activities, continuing concerns, and and assurance of distribution.