Software Training Program

Vocational Training for those with Autism
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Race for Autism

Superheroes -Join Us on March 21, 2015!


Grant Programs

Grants Application Period Now Open
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Halloween Carnival

No Tricks Just Treats at NFAR's 4th annual Halloween Carnival

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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

Child at Play

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.

ReCreating Opportunities for Lil' Athletes

Last year, NFAR awarded a $10,000 Community Project Grant to ReSpectrum Community, a local non profit, for its Lil' Athletes Soccer and Lil' Explorer nature walk recreation programs (for children ages 4-10 years old).