Specializing in research, training and replication of evidence-based practices for students and young adults with developmental disabilities.
Conducting research and providing supervision to graduate students attaining BCBA certification, while consulting with the Auburn City, Lee County, and Chambers County, Alabama school districts. The research focuses on teachers being able to effectively provide positive behavioral support to their students with significant disabilities so the students can stay in the least restricted environment. The CDRS collaborates with the SERC department to develop undergraduate students serving as teachers providing IDEA mandated ESY services to up to 70 students with significant disabilities while directing the extended school year (ESY) services for students with disabilities for the Auburn City, Lee County, and Chambers County, Alabama school districts.
Collaborating with Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (Lakeshore of Birmingham), VR is now providing the CONNECTIONS social skills program to young adults from the Auburn/Lee County and surrounding areas with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as they transition to the adult world and employment while the CDRS conducts research to validate the program’s effectiveness and to build capacity in the state to support individuals with ASD reach their employment and independent living goals.
Continuing to partner with public and private agencies to collaborate, conduct research and identify evidence-based practices across the lifespan. These agencies include Triumph Services of Birmingham, the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (AIACC), as well as other universities in the US and abroad.
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015