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Person-Centered and Community-Based: An Autism Awareness Month Conversation

Professor Bill Therrien and Ethan Long, executive director of the Virginia Institute of Autism, discuss community partnerships and strengths-based services for Autism Awareness Month.


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New Dean’s Fellowship Program Provides Additional Funds for Top Doctoral Students

The Curry School of Education and Human Development has launched a program to offer increased funding packages to attract top doctoral applicants


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Five Ways to Foster Community in Distance Education

Jenny Provo Quarles, the School of Education and Human Development's Manager of Online Operations, debunks common misconceptions about distance learning and shares five ideas for how to build community-focused programs.


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Q&A: What Can the Brain Teach Us About How Children Learn?

Tanya Evans, a neuroscientist who recently joined the faculty of the Curry School of Education, works at the intersection of education and neuroscience, studying brain data to understand how children learn.


New Nonprofit Will Crowdsource Educator Insights to Improve EdTech Procurement, Implementation

Ambitious initiative, incubated by Jefferson Education Accelerator, will offer stipends to educators to document their experiences implementing education technology


Getting a Jump On It: New Technology Accelerates Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing autism promptly can make a huge difference in a child’s development, but it may be challenging for some families to find a professional qualified to do so. A new approach being developed with the help of a UVA expert is helping broaden that pool.


New Study Assesses Virginia Public Schools’ Success in Detecting Serious Threats

Virginia was the first state to require the use of threat assessment teams in every public school. Researchers examined the prevalence and nature of threats made in Virginia schools and how successful schools were in identifying serious threats of violence.