Author: Samantha Korittke ’21 (CLAS), Office of the Vice President for Research

Student plays game with young adult with developmental disabilities

Educating Educators to Help Children With High-Intensity Special Needs

October 30, 2019

Director of the UConn A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UConn UCEDD), Mary Beth Bruder has received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a doctoral leadership program to train 28 future faculty. These trainees will then design and teach courses and programs of study designed to prepare teachers, social workers, and therapists to provide specialized interventions to infants and young children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.