NFAR Announces Autism Teachers Grant Awards for the 2014/2015 School Year!

  • 06 November 2014

This week, NFAR awarded funding to 67 local educators to help provide the educational tools and materials needed to support the specialized needs of their students with autism.  

This year’s Teachers Grant recipients are from the following school districts and entities: Bonsall Union, Cajon Valley Union, Chula Vista Elementary, Encinitas Union, Grossmont Union, La Mesa Spring Valley, Mountain Empire Unified, Oceanside Unified, Poway Unified, San Diego Unified, San Dieguito Union, South Bay Union, Sweetwater Union, Temecula Valley Unified, Valley Center - Pauma, as well as ABA and Verbal Behavioral Group, Rady Children's Hospital, RBCPC Preschool, and The Institute for Effective Education.
 
With the challenges of educating an ever-increasing number of students on the autism spectrum, these grants help fill a gap in funding that is not otherwise available.
Thanks to the proceeds of the annual San Diego Race for Autism fundraiser, NFAR has now awarded more than 400 Teachers Grants to educators throughout San Diego. 

District School Name-Address Project Title
Bonsall Unified School District Bonsall Elementary School Social Skills Curriculum
Cajon Valley Union School District Johnson Elementary Social skills through video modeling
Chula Vista Elementary School District Clear View Elementary Creative Academic Support
Chula Vista Elementary School District Liberty Elementary Technology based Communication
Chula Vista Elementary School District McMillin Elementary Reading through Technology
Chula Vista Elementary School District Sunnyside Elementary Recess and Recreation Social Skills and Sensory Enrichment Project
Encinitas Union School District Capri Elementary School Social Skills-Skillstreaming Program
Encinitas Union School District El Camino Creek Elementary The Teacher Becomes the Student
Encinitas Union School District La Costa Heights Elementary School Adapted Learning for Social Skills
Encinitas Union School District Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary Teaching Social Thinking to Elementary Students
Grossmont Union High School District El Capitan High School Shoebox Skills
Grossmont Union High School District Valhalla High School Life Skills for Non-Readers
La Mesa Spring Valley School District Maryland Avenue Elementary School Teaching Literacy Readiness to Preschool Students with Autism
Mountain Empire Unified School District Campo Elementary/Middle School Communicating at the next level!
Oceanside Unified School District Lincoln Middle School Video Modeling
Poway Unified School District Adobe Bluffs Elementary School Storytelling Kits for Preschool Students
Poway Unified School District Los Penasquitos Elementary School Social Thinking for Improving Pragmatic Language Skills in Preschool through Fifth Grade Students
Poway Unified School District Morning Creek Elementary Improving fine motor and visual motor skills using technology
Poway Unified School District Park Village Elementary School Social Thinking in the Early Years
Poway Unified School District Pomerado Elementary School Imaginative Play
Poway Unified School District Stone Ranch Elementary School Social Thinking Conference
Poway Unified School District Turtleback Elementary School Systematic Writing Program for 1st Graders with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Alexa's PlayC Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Assessment Materials
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Alexa's PlayC Facilitating Social Skills in an Inclusion Preschool Program
Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church Preschool Recognizing and Managing Emotions During Social Integrative Play with Peers
San Diego State University ABA and Verbal Behavior Group Facial Expression Recognition in Infants At Risk for Autism
San Diego Unified School District Central Elementary School starting over
San Diego Unified School District Hardy Elementary School Literacy-Based Social Thinking Foundation Skills through Early Intervention
San Diego Unified School District Kumeyaay Elementary School iPad Use for Improved Communication and Behavior
San Diego Unified School District Laura Rodriguez Elementary School Video Modeling & Functional Routine Project
San Diego Unified School District Laura Rodriguez Elementary School Curriculum & Tools for Reading Success
San Diego Unified School District Riley School Riley School Social Thinking Program
San Diego Unified School District Rodriguez Elementary School Targeting Social Interactions Through Play Experiences
San Diego Unified School District Serra High School Transistion Skills
San Diego Unified School District TRACE-Market Street Unique Learning System for Unique Learners
San Diego Unified School District University City High School Building Social Thinking Skills in High School Students with AUT to Support Transition to Adulthood
San Diego Unified School District University City High School Unique learning Curriculum
San Diego Unified School District Whittier School Fitness Lab
San Diego Unified School District Whittier School Get Ready To Learn: Therapeutic Yoga for School
San Dieguito Union High School District Earl Warren Middle School Social Skills training
San Dieguito Union High School District La Costa Canyon High School Using Video Modeling to Enhance Social Skills in Adolescents with Autism
South Bay Union School District VIP Village Pre-School BoardMaker For the Classroom Success
South Bay Union School District VIP Village Pre-School Music Therapy
Sweetwater Union High School District Bonita Vista High School Superflex Social Thinking
Sweetwater Union High School District Castle Park High School High Interest, Low reading, Standard Base Non Fiction Library
Sweetwater Union High School District East Hills Academy Social Skills Curriculum
Sweetwater Union High School District East Hills Academy Staff Education - Current research based best practices to use with students on the autism spectrum
Sweetwater Union High School District Eastlake High School Expanding Expression for High School Students
Sweetwater Union High School District Eastlake Middle School Legos and Literacy
Sweetwater Union High School District Mar Vista Academy Effectiveness of Video Modeling
Sweetwater Union High School District Mar Vista Academy Social Skills
Sweetwater Union High School District Montgomery High School Environmental Print Curriculum
Sweetwater Union High School District Montgomery Middle School TEACCH Structure Program
Sweetwater Union High School District Olympian High School Story Comprehension
Sweetwater Union High School District Otay Ranch High School Sensory for Success
Sweetwater Union High School District Otay Ranch High School Apps for Access
Sweetwater Union High School District Rancho Del Rey Middle Social Skill Interventions
Sweetwater Union High School District Southwest High School Learning Social Skills through Video Modeling
Sweetwater Union High School District Special Services Puberty and Social Relationships
Sweetwater Union High School District Sweetwater High School Social thinking Surface 2
Sweetwater Union High School District Sweetwater High School Social Communication Drama Projector
Temecula Valley Unified School District Erle Stanley Gardner Middle School Wireless Blue tooth Capability keeps kids in touch with technology outside of the classroom
Temecula Valley Unified School District French Valley Elementary School Supporting Students With Autism Through Community-Based Instruction
Temecula Valley Unified School District Gardner Middle School TVUSD Exceptional Kids Talent Show
The Institute for Effective Education (TIEE) Marjorie COOK Education Center Heart Rated Based Exercise Program
The Institute for Effective Education (TIEE) Marjorie COOK Education Center Treadmill:OT Fitness
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District Valley Center Primary School Accessing the Curriculum Through Assistive Technology