Delta Autism Project is the Focus of New Short Takes Video

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –‑ In this latest Short Takes video, you will meet Peggy Schaefer-Whitby, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education and Health Professions who took her research and expertise out into the state after she discovered a gap in services and resources available for children with autism and their families in the Arkansas Delta.

She started the Delta Autism Program in Helena-West Helena to close that gap by training teachers on new ways to help students with autism learn, while building resources and services in the region. Her work is helping children with autism and their families thrive with access to life-changing services.

Please take a moment to meet Peggy and learn about her service to Arkansas in the Short Takes video, “Closing the Gap.”

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


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