- 02 October 2014
Later this month, NFAR will be awarding Autism Teachers Grants for our tenth year. Through this program we have been able to meet a large number of talented and dedicated educators who are working creatively and passionately to help their students with special needs learn and thrive.
- 04 September 2014
This past Spring Xcite Steps, with funding from an NFAR Community Project Grant, launched "Steps to Success" a job and awareness pilot program for young adults with ASD, Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.
Reducing Stereotypical Behaviors for Improved Play in Children with Autism
Repetitive, stereotypic behaviors often interfere with or replace appropriate play for children with autism. In order to reduce these behaviors and increase appropriate play, toy conditioning procedures have been shown to be effective.
NFAR awarded a Community Project Grant to Verbal Behavior Associates (VBA) to analyze training techniques for improved play for children with autism. With this funding, VBA tested the effectiveness of two training and coaching models for teaching paraprofessionals the implementation of toy conditioning techniques.