Realizing Human Potential
This event is by invitation only
Join UVA President, Teresa Sullivan, and University of Virginia, Curry School of Education Dean, Bob Pianta, and Curry School faculty for Realizing Human Potential: The Curry School of Education and its transformative work in Autism Research, Classroom Simulation, College Access and Success, Early Education, and Youth Engagement.
UVA Center for Autism
The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States has grown from 1 in 150 to 1 in 68 over the last decade.Yet services for people with autism remain fragmented, not nearly enough professionals are qualified to deliver these services, and there is still much to learn about the causes of autism and which services lead to the best outcomes. Our vision for the UVA Center for Autism is to position UVA as a national leader in autism research, coordinated care, and professional preparation. The Curry School is leading the creation of this pan-university center through its existing relationships with schools, its education and clinical expertise, and its experience with field-based and applied research. Learn More >>
One of the biggest hurdles to becoming a successful educator is learning how to manage the behavior of students in the classroom. Real classroom settings are a critical training ground for future teachers, but they have their limitations. Live classroom performance review is often delayed by hours or even days. At Curry, we are currently piloting a groundbreaking simulation program that provides teachers-in-training with instant feedback to help them learn how to handle this challenging task—with confidence rather than trepidation—from the moment they step into a real classroom. Learn More >>