Amy Nicholas

Amy Nicholas
Technical Assistance Specialist
919.962.3457
919.966.7463
Sheryl-Mar North, Room 216
Campus Box 8040
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040

Amy Nicholas, PhD, is a Technical Assistance Specialist with the Trohanis Technical Assistance (TA) Projects at the FPG-CDI at UNC-CH. The Trohanis TA Projects assist state and local early intervention (EI) and early childhood special education (ECSE) agencies with developing and managing effective and efficient systems of services for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families. For more than 45 years, the projects of Pascal “Pat” Trohanis have provided TA following evidence-informed principles of TA.

Amy currently serves on the staff of the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center. She leads several activities around the measurement of child and family outcomes, as well as family engagement in EI/ECSE. She also leads an intensive TA initiative aimed at assisting states with including Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) data in their state data systems.

For the past several years, Amy has served as a proposal reviewer for the annual conferences of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC).

Areas of Expertise:
Early Intervention Programs and Services
Family-Professional Collaboration
Professional Development
Technical Assistance
Child Outcomes Measurement
Curriculum Vitae:
Education:
• PhD, Early Childhood Special Education, University of Maryland at College Park
• MEd, Early Childhood Special Education, University of Maryland at College Park
• MEd, Special Education-Learning Disabilities, North Carolina State University