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Software Training Program

Vocational Training for those with Autism
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Race for Autism

Superheroes -Join Us on March 21, 2015!

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Grant Programs

Grants Application Period Now Closed
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Halloween Carnival

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

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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.

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.