Webcast Information

Webcast Information

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Staci Carr

Announcement: Cohort 4 Application
Staci Carr, Ph.D., VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE)
Daniel Irwin, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Technical Assistance Associate, VCU Autism Center for Education


This webcast will provide you with the information you need to apply for the Cohort 4 technical assistance and training grant. You will learn the requirements and hear from a current division's special education director about her experience being part of the Cohort 3 program.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE) is requesting applications from school divisions who wish to become exemplary sites in the provision of high-quality educational services and supports for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  VCU-ACE will select five to six school divisions through a competitive review process.  Successful applications will demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for long-term systemic changes across the entire school division with a clear understanding and plan for focused work in three key areas:
  • Divisionwide professional development plan which may include coaching, professional learning communities, or other.
  • Administrative knowledge and support,
  • Divisionwide systems change initiatives, and
  • Fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices.


Daniel Irwin, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA
Specialist, Office of Special Education - Instructional Services, Virginia Department of Education
Staci Carr, Ph.D.
Technical Assistance Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence
Angela Neely
Executive Director of Special Education – Culpeper County