Texas Tech University

2023-2024: ESCs 11-15

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Project TEDD is Coming to ESC Regions 11- 15 in 2023

Project TEDD: Training Educators in Dual Diagnosis is a train-the-trainer program designed to increase knowledge and skills of those working with children with combined intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs (dual diagnosis). Special education directors may nominate special education teachers/professionals to attend the workshop held within their regional Education Service Center (ESC). A separate nomination packet must be submitted for each nominee. Preference is given to special education teacher nominees; however, other professionals (e.g., school counselors, licensed specialists in school psychology, educational diagnosticians, behavior specialists) are eligible to be nominated. Training is limited to 20 participants within each ESC region. The workshop requires that participants be released for one school day to attend the training. All workshop attendees will be expected to train at least 5 teachers, parents, or related professionals from their school district.

Training: The purpose of this one-day workshop is to train special education teachers/professionals to become trainers of other teachers on identification, referral, and supports for students who are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and complex mental health needs (dual diagnosis). 

*The regional trainings are expected to be held in September-October 2023, and the dates will be posted as they are finalized.

Regional ESC Nomination Deadline Date of Training
ESC 11 - Fort Worth September 6, 2023 September 12, 2023
ESC 12 - Waco September 6, 2023 September 28, 2023
ESC 13 - Austin September 6, 2023 October 25, 2023
ESC 14 - Abilene September 6, 2023 October 12, 2023
ESC 15 - San Angelo September 6, 2023 October 11, 2023

Payment for attendees: Participants completing the workshop will receive $100. Participating teachers/professionals are required to train at least 5 others and will receive an additional $100.

How to Apply: Special education directors may nominate one or more special education teachers from their school district using the nomination packet, which may be completed online electronically or downloaded. The completed nomination packet must be submitted online or sent to projectTEDD.educ@ttu.edu. For more information, please call (806) 834-1702.

This work is supported by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C. 20201, with a 100% federal funding award totaling $6,121,860. Council efforts are those of the grantee and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor are endorsed by ACL, HHS, or the U.S. government.

Project TEDD: Training Educators in Dual Diagnosis