“I” in the IEP”, is being submitted to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), CFDA number 84.324I, application number NCSER-06-10

Abstract: “I” in the IEP, $25,000, Subcontract with the University of Hawaii who was awarded the grant (Institute of Education Sciences (IES), CFDA number 84.324I, application number NCSER-06-10). The AzUCD is one of three sites (Hawaii, Alaska and Arizona) participating in this research project. The purpose of the proposed project is to develop and obtain preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of two intervention models. These models are designed to equip educators, administrators, and parents with necessary tools to support students with disabilities from indigenous cultures in participating in their own IEP meetings through a culturally relevant process. Staff from the AzUCD will collect data from high schools serving Native American students with high incidence disabilities.

The AzUCD team is involved in identifying sites, obtaining IRB approvals, and coordinating with the team from Hawaii in scheduling training for participating high schools. This continuing project is under the supervision of Dr. Karen Applequist.