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Starpoint School early childhood-6th grade students

The Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute provides an environment for innovation and change in special education through exemplary teaching, creative research, and community outreach. The ANSERS Institute works in conjunction with the TCU laboratory schools- Starpoint and KinderFrogs – to create and coordinate professional development opportunities for local teachers, informational sessions for parents, and learning experiences for students interested in becoming special education teachers. ANSERS faculty also conducts research focused on improving academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities in public and private school settings.

Kinderfrogs students trick-or-treating in the campus commons

During the last academic year the ANSERS Institute:

  • Supported travel for 10 students to Washington, D.C. to visit area school serving students with disabilities and meet with policy leaders on Capitol Hill
  • Built a student professional development library
  • Funded 3 students to attend national conferences
  • Screened Intelligent Lives on campus and interviewed Micah from the film
  • Provided statistical consulting methods and analysis for research projects
  • Provided graduate student summer support

Learn more at or follow @ANSERSTCU on Twitter.