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.
- 07 August 2014
- Grant News
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.