Request for Assistance: The Focused Assistance to Support Training (FAST) Projects for Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Programs

Application for Assistance Due: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 8:00pm ET

March 5, 2021

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Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Training Programs are continually seeking ways to strengthen their interdisciplinary leadership training to achieve desired outcomes for the workforce serving children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. This includes the ongoing identification of priorities for program improvement and the development and implementation of creative approaches to address them.

Based on the most recent non-competing continuation (NCC) applications and other program information sources, the following priority technical assistance (TA) needs have been identified for DBP Training Programs: 

(1)  Recruiting and Building a Diverse Workforce

(2)  Enhancing Training on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness   

(3)  Creating Meaningful Title V Partnerships

(4)  Improving Virtual Engagement*

(5)  Engaging and Leveraging DBP Alumni Networks

 *Virtual engagement may include (but is not limited to) clinical, family, and/or trainee engagement.

The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) will offer technical assistance to DBP Training Programs through short-term FAST (Focused Assistance to Support Training) Projects to help address these needs. The products and outcomes of selected projects will be shared with LEND and DBP network members as resources for peer programs' use. Please refer to the Request for Assistance (RFA) for more information.

For questions, please contact Jackie Czyzia at [email protected]