Phil Strain, director of the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Council for Exceptional Children's Special Education Research Award.
The national award will be presented at the council's annual convention, April 21 in Nashville. Strain is an expert on intervention research specific to young children with autism, young children with early onset problem behavior and children's social/emotional development.
The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.