Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

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Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.

We’re showcasing outstanding accomplishments in three programs which prepare educators and counselors. Join us in conducting research, developing best practices, and participating in service-related activities that positively impact individuals in Kentucky and around the globe.

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    • 19
    • Oct
It is a rare occurrence that faculty from one department submitting three separate grant proposals to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs would all be successfully funded, and on the same day, But that is exactly what happened. Together, the three grants total more than $3.6 million. TRaining InterdisciPLinary Educators to Support High-Needs Populations (TRIPLETS) is funded...
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    • Apr
Kaitlin Smith Ayres, a student in the moderate and severe disabilities alternative certification program, was awarded the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Teacher Scholarship Award at the council’s annual conference in March. The award is given to a practicing rural teacher to provide an opportunity to pursue education in a formal program that leads to a specialized certificate,...
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