State Program - Autism Project
CSFA Number: 586-53-1526
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Andrea Shryock
217782-5589
ashryock@isbe.net
Short Description
To provide consultation, technical assistance, and training to education agency personnel participating in person-centered planning teams for students with autism and their families
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
n/a
Objectives and Goals
The goals of this project are to create resources that can be used by students with ASD, their family members, secondary and postsecondary educators and staff, employers, and members of the community. The resources are designed to assist with a deeper understanding of the transition process, the unique barriers faced by individuals with ASD, and to assist them in working towards or providing equitable access in the workplace/postsecondary setting.
The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) is working with the Special Education Services Division, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), to develop and expand a variety of resources focused on the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities who are transitioning from secondary education to postsecondary education or the workforce.

The goals of this project are to create resources that can be used by students with ASD, their family members, secondary and postsecondary educators and staff, employers, and members of the community. The resources are designed to assist with a deeper understanding of the transition process, the unique barriers faced by individuals with ASD, and to assist them in working towards or providing equitable access in the workplace/postsecondary setting.

Performance Measures:
At least 85% of participants in professional development will rate quality of professional development as high quality and at least 90% percent of participants will indicate the professional learning will impact their professional growth or that of their students in regard to content-knowledge; skills or both.

Performance Standards:
95% of stakeholder professional learning will be provided with equitable access best practices in educational and workplace transition for students with Autism and other disabilities.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) is working with the Special Education Services Division, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), to develop and expand a variety of resources focused on the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities who are transitioning from secondary education to postsecondary education or the workforce.

Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Application through eGMS approved by program staff
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly fiscal and programmatic reporting
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $100,000
FY 2018 : $100,000
FY 2019 : $100,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
17064545051-3999(AU)Illinois State University08/21/201906/30/2020100,000