The Center for Autism Research and Education Presents
Town Hall Meeting
March 26, 2015
Topic: Toilet Training for Children with Autism
Speaker: Alison Karnes*
410 Arkansas Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Childcare will be provided by ABA graduate students
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-575-3215
*Alison Karnes, M.A., is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Arkansas studying Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She currently works within the Arkansas Autism Partnership, providing behavior analytic treatment for young children with autism. Her research concentration addresses the effects of using iPad technology for improving language development in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other communication disorders.
Arkansas PROMISE is a research project open to youth ages 14 to 16 who currently receive SSI benefits. Participants must enroll before their 17th birthday. Once enrolled, PROMISE will provide services through September 2018. PROMISE will only enroll 2000 youth. For 1000 youth, PROMISE will provide additional services to youth and their families to support their education and career goals. Services include: Intensive case management, two paid competitive work experiences, education and employment training and support for youth and families, benefits counseling, health and wellness training, and money to address emergency financial needs.
Arkansas PROMISE is part of a new program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help youth who are receiving disability benefits and their families improve their educational and employment outcomes. This project is being implemented in 11 states. In Arkansas, the program is being administered by the Department of Education and the University of Arkansas, in partnership with several other state agencies and private organizations. A team of researchers at Mathematica Policy Research is evaluating the program. Approximately 2,000 youth in Arkansas will be in the evaluation.
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