NFAR Teacher’s Grants - Friends Helping Friends and more!

  • 05 November 2015

 NFAR has awarded 61 educators through its Teacher’s Grants Program with funding for educational programs, materials and equipment to benefit their students with autism.

 

Each year we are thrilled to assist many dedicated educators,  One of our 2015/ 2016 Teacher's grants recipients is from Fallbrook Union, who sees many of her former mainstream students with autism sitting on the sidelines at recess and lunch. She intends to start a “Friends helping Friends” inclusion program utilizing social thinking strategies and activities by Michelle Garcia Winner to connect her special day students with their mainstream peers.

Another educator in Encinitas is starting a “Lunch Buddy Program” where the social skills strategies she is teaching in weekly structured lessons will be expanded to generalization activities facilitated during recess with typical peers. NFAR funding will assist this teacher with the necessary training and supplies.

2015/2016 Teacher Grant Recipients:

District School Name Project Title
El Centro Elementary Kennedy Middle School iPads for Students
Encinitas Union School District Campo Elementary/Middle School Ability Awareness
Encinitas Union School District El Camino Creek Elementary School Motor Lab
Encinitas Union School District El Camino Creek Elementary School Starting a Sensory Space
Encinitas Union School District La Costa Heights Communication Enhancement
Encinitas Union School District La Costa Heights Increase Resources for Students With Autism
Encinitas Union School District La Costa Heights Touch Math
Encinitas Union School District Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary Lunch buddies social skills program for social inclusion of students with ASD
Encinitas Union School District Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary Hands on/project based learning
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District James E. Potter Jr High Classroom Fidgets
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School Integrated Play Model
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District WIlliam H. Frazier School Friends Helping Friends: Facilitating Social Skills Through Peer Models
Grossmont Union High School District Monte Vista High School Classroom iPad
Lakeside Union School District Lakeview Elementary Social learning across grades
Lakeside Union School District Lakeview Elementary Strength and Support for Whole Group Inclusion
Mountain Empire School District Campo Elementary/Middle School What do you mean I'm learning? Learning through Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI)
Mountain Empire School District Campo Elementary/Middle School Bridging the gap- Technology in the classroom
National School District Lincoln Acres Elementary School Emotional Regulation/Social Thinking Counseling Groups
Oceanside Unified School District Garrison Elementary School Eastern Box Turtle: An Academic, Social, and Life Skills project
Oceanside Unified School District TERI Learning Academy Unique Learning System
Poway Unified School District Abraxas High School Digital Media Package for video modeling and projects
Poway Unified School District Adobe Bluffs Elementary Developing Social and Cognitive Skills Through Play
Poway Unified School District Adobe Bluffs Elementary Math supplies and materials
Poway Unified School District Creekside Elementary School School-based Sensory Regulation
Poway Unified School District Creekside Elementary School Opening a New Autism Classroom
Poway Unified School District Highland Ranch E.S. The Sensory Corner
Poway Unified School District Park Village Elementary Expressive Language: Bridging the Gap Through Social Understanding
Poway Unified School District Pomerado Elementary School STEM in Preschool
Poway Unified School District Pomerado Elementary School Video Modeling Project
Poway Unified School District Stone Ranch Visually supported Play
Poway Unified School District Westview High School Vicarious Social Skills Video Modeling
Riverside County Office of Education Mount San Jacinto Community College - Menifee Campus Workability and Job Study Access for Students
San Diego Unified School District Hage Elementary We can swing and bounce!!
San Diego Unified School District Hickman Elementary LEGO Based Therapy Social Skills Club
San Diego Unified School District Jerabek Elementary School Systematic and Explicit Reading Program
San Diego Unified School District Memorial Preparatory Boardmaker Online: IEP Goals, Tasks, Assessment
San Diego Unified School District Museum School-Charter School Reading Comprehension
San Diego Unified School District Perkins Elementary School Emotional Regulation and Perspective Taking through Literacy and Related Play
San Diego Unified School District Rodriguez Elementary Teaching Life Skills Through Multiple Modalities
San Diego Unified School District Serra High School TTAP materials kit
San Diego Unified School District Walker Elementary School Systematic and Explicit Reading Instruction
San Diego Unified School District Whittier School Fitness Lab Expansion
San Diego Unified School District Whittier School Bouncing our way to Productive Classroom Participation: Therapy Ball Chairs
San Marcos Unified School DIstrict Woodland Park Middle School Behavioral and Social Skill Supports
Sweetwater Union High School District East Hills Academy Vocational/daily living skills
Sweetwater Union High School District East Hills Academy Storyboard
Sweetwater Union High School District East Hills Academy Vocational Curriculum
Sweetwater Union High School District Eastlake High School Planting Seeds for Social Skills a Farming based Project
Sweetwater Union High School District Hilltop High School Better Math Through Video Modeling
Sweetwater Union High School District Mar Vista High School iPad for my Moderate/Severe Transition Class
Sweetwater Union High School District Montgomery High School Technology Tools
Sweetwater Union High School District Rancho Del Rey Middle School Let's Read!
Sweetwater Union High School District Rancho Del Rey Middle School LET'S LEARN FUNCTIONAL MATH
Sweetwater Union High School District San Ysidro High School Multisensory room with sensory stations
Sweetwater Union High School District San Ysidro High School Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Sensory Supports
Temecula Valley Unified School District Erle Stanley Gardner Middle School Adapted Switches & Software Help Non Verbal Students with Autism and Fine Motor Delays Communicate
Temecula Valley Unified School District Gardner Middle School Vocational Skills Increase Campus Job Opportunities for Students with Autism
Temecula Valley Unified School District Paloma Elementary School Social Language Deficits and Autism: How to provide Evidence Based Interventions
TERI Learning Academy Reading and Comprehension for All
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District Valley Center Primary School Accessiblity of Learning through Technology