Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

School for Children with Autism Awarded Grant

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

School for Children with Autism Awarded Grant

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Department of Education awarded a $300,000 grant to Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy.

The Oklahoma City-based school for children with autism serves as a University of Central Oklahoma model and demonstration site using students in the Board Certified Behavior Analysis program.

The grant will fund the OASIS Project, in which UCO faculty and students and Good Shepherd staff will provide training and coaching for educators, administrators and parents at designated rural and urban schools in Oklahoma.

"For the past few years, the Good Shepherd staff and our UCO students have worked with 15 to 30 children per year," said Scott Singleton, UCO assistant professor and the school's clinical director.

Training will be led by Singleton and Patricia Filer, director of Good Shepherd, who will serve as OASIS project manager. …

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