Communication and Early Childhood Research
and Practice Center – Partner with the Autism Institute
The Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice (CEC-RAP) Center under the direction of Juliann Woods is located within the Autism Institute and is partnering on many projects. CEC-RAP operates to promote interdisciplinary contributions to the field of early intervention and education for young children with disabilities, communication disorders, and/or dual language learning needs. CEC-RAP partners with community agencies to support implementation of recommended practices. Goals include personnel preparation from undergraduate through doctoral studies and professional development that will support quality programs and policy development for young children and families; fostering interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration within an engaged community and collaboration on research within the community based on stakeholder identified community priorities.