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On March 30, 2005 Renee Feldman was awarded the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Children's Friendship Award.  This award is given to a non-school psychologist for outstanding advocacy for children and youth in the areas of education, rights, welfare and mental health.  Congratulation Renee!

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Earn a Ph. D. in Special Education with emphasis in Autism and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

One federally funded fellowship is available for a full time doctoral student in Special Education at Auburn University. The typical length of the doctoral program is three years, but may be longer if necessary.  Concentration will be in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. The doctoral student will receive training and experience relative to program development, university teaching, research, professional writing, grant writing and clinical supervision. Desired starting date is fall semester of 2004; but, applicant is strongly encouraged to participate in the Auburn University Summer Clinic for students with Autism or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders in June of 2004.

Applicants should:

1. have at least 3 years of successful teaching experience in Special Education

2. have satisfactory achievevment on all previous university course work

3. have transcripts for all previous university course work sent to the Auburn University Graduate School

4. have at least 3 letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Robert Simpson, Department of Rehab. & Special Education, 1228 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849

5. complete an application to the Auburn University Graduate School (can be complelted on line and costs $25)

6. complete an application to the Dept. of Rehab. & Special Education (avaiable on line and is free of charge)

7. visit the Auburn University campus for a personal interview.

Only one fellowship of this type is presently available and is for a full-time student. Interested persons should call Dr. Robert Simpson at

(334) 844-2106 or email at