YSU Professor Gets $286K Grant to Research Autism Curriculum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Youngstown State University professor Abdu Arslanyilmaz to develop a computing curriculum for students with autism spectrum disorders.

The two-year, $286,526 grant will allow the computer science professor to design, develop and test the curriculum. The final goal of the project is to create a publicly available curriculum repository that can be used to teach computational thinking to students with autism.

He is partnering with teacher education professor Margaret Briley on the project, as well as Potential Development and the Rich Center for Autism.

The grant has a potential second, three-year phase. 

Source: YSU News

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.