PARENTS HELP TEACHERS GET SCHOOLED
Since 2008 Connecticut Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT) has invested nearly $90,000 in a unique scholarship program for educators. This year a total of $10,000 was awarded to ten professionals dedicated to teaching students on the autism spectrum:
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Veronica Brown, a Registered Behavior Technician from Bridgeport, CT
Alison Canney, a Registered Behavior Technician from Meriden, CT
Victoria Daigle, an Early Intervention Associate from Norwich, CT
Sara Fulton, a Registered Behavior Technician from Newington, CT
Sarah Hicks, an Early Interventionist from Naugatuck, CT
Danielle McKitrick, a Registered Behavior Technician from Seymour, CT
Keisha Powell, a Board-Certified Autism Specialist from South Windsor, CT
Escarlin Ramirez, an Early Intervention Associate from Bridgeport, CT
Pictured Left to Right: Sara Fulton, Alison Canney, Sarah Hicks and Danielle McKitrick
CT FEAT's Craemer Shea Memorial Scholarship for Professional Development supports advanced studies in applied behavior analysis. To date, 45 people, including special education teachers, behavioral therapists, and speech pathologists, have received funding. Recipients come from throughout the state and work with a range of age groups in a variety of public and private settings.
The scholarship typically pays $1,000 per semester and students who continue their studies may reapply for additional funding. Most recipients have received multiple scholarships and many have completed their professional certifications with CT FEAT's assistance.
Founded in 1997, and led by parent volunteers, CT FEAT is a non-profit organization focused on improving the quality and availability of effective autism treatment. Information about the Professional Scholarship program, and how to apply, can be found here.
Past Scholarship Winners: