School districts throughout Maine continue to cope with a severe shortage of special educators. The SPARC program is designed to help individuals and districts meet this challenge in effective and efficient ways: on-line courses taught by experience special education faculty and professionals.SPARC courses are open to all practicing special ed educators holding a baccalaureate degree. There is no need to apply for admission to UMF. For more information click here.
The science of Applied Behavior Analysis employs strategies derived from behavioral principles to change socially significant behavior. Repeated measures are collected to verify the strategies responsible for behavior change. Tactics derived from Applied Behavior Analysis have been applied to a wide range of issues, and today are recognized by both the U.S. Surgeon General and Maine’s own MADSEC as effective in improving skills and independence of children with autism. For more information click here.