Robots for Autism Grant (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE) (Applications are due by November 30, 2019.)
The Virginia Department of Education is offering a grant opportunity to encourage school divisions to purchase robotic devices to aid in the academic and social-emotional learning of students on the autism spectrum. The 2019 General Assembly passed an appropriation that provides funding to explore the use of robotic devices in aiding in the academic and social emotional learning of students on the autism spectrum.
Selected applicants will be awarded up to $20,000 to purchase robotic devices to aid in the education of students on the autism spectrum. Successful applications address the use of robotic devices paired with evidence-based practices and alignment with the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. Applicants may be a school division or individual school or classroom.
Teams of professionals will submit the application to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) by November 30, 2019. All funds must be paid and spent by divisions by June 30, 2020.