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Joan Danaher

ECTA Center

Joan Danaher, Ph.D., is an Associate Director at the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). She is responsible for the ECTA Center website and product development. She leads the “aRPy Ambassadors” initiative to promote the use of the ECTA Center’s products related to the DEC Recommended Practices (RP). She provides content expertise across many topics that the ECTA Center addresses on its website, including Part C and Section 619 of IDEA, implementing evidence based practices, early identification and others. Her career includes early intervention, early childhood special education, curriculum development, university teaching, and national technical assistance.