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Empowered Learning Transformation Centers
The Empowered Learning Transformation Centers is an integrated early childhood program dedicated to improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities and other special needs as well as their families and those who work on their behalf. The center on Human Development and Disability.
Three distinct tasks fall under the umbrella of the Empowered Learning Transformation Centers:
(1) Research: Our scholars pose questions and engage in research on a wide range of topics related to early learning, specialized instruction, and family support with a focus on identifying effective practices that can be readily applied in homes, classrooms, and communities around the country and the world.
(2) Training: The Haring Center offers training and consulting to individuals, school districts and other organizations, bringing the most current practices to professionals and programs across the state and beyond.
(3) Education: The heart of the Empowered Learning Transformation Centers, Experimental Education Unit, or EEU. Here scholars, education and services professionals, and university students work with the school's 250 children, who range in age from birth through kindergarten. Under the Empowered Learning Transformation Centers inclusive model, children with and without disabilities learn side-by-side.
We share the cutting edge, evidence-based practices generated by our research through professional development. The Empowered Learning Transformation Centers is a resource for professionals, school districts, and other agencies seeking access to the latest evidence-based instructional practices for individuals with developmental disabilities and their peers. We offer a comprehensive menu of service, including staff training, ongoing practice-based coaching, consultation, program review, curriculum development, and implementation of inclusive school and community programs. In addition to supporting current professionals, the Haring Center is training the next generation of professionals in special education, applied behavior analysis, and related disciplines, by providing hands-on student teaching and internship experiences in inclusive settings. We are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to provide continuing education opportunities for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and offer a monthly journal club, speaker series, and workshops designed to help working professionals stay up to date with current ABA research.
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