Dear Special Education Paraprofessionals,
I am a Doctoral Candidate and would like to recruit 100 volunteers to participate in my research study. The purpose of this study is to gain information about special education teachers and paraprofessionals who service students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The focus of this study is to determine special education teacher and paraprofessional level of knowledge, training and practice of Autism Spectrum Disorder and techniques.
This study will further identify:
a) the future training needs for special education teachers and paraprofessionals.
b) data to support experts in developing "high quality" trainings and post-secondary programs to improve the overall quality of educational services for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
If you consent to completing a survey and/or to participate in 45-minute interview please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you happen to know of interested special education paraprofessionals or teachers for this study please feel free to forward this information to them.
Once I receive your contact information I will provide further details.
Thanks So Very Much,