The NFAR Teacher's Grant Program was established in 2005 to enhance the education and training of students with autism.  We work with educators at the classroom, district and university levels to provide educator's with much needed equipment, technology and specialized curriculum,  as well as a means of researching educational techniques.  


Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities in the U.S. and according to the CDC study,  affects as many as one in every 68 children in the United States.  This means a rise in the number of students coming into the classroom with autism.

To help, NFAR awards funding to educators to support the specialized academic needs of their students with autism. These grants give educators a vehicle for piloting new methodologies, as well as funding of technology and programs that address key areas of concern for students with autism, such as social skills training, developing effective communication skills for verbal and non-verbal students, as well as reducing sensory and behavioral issues that interfere with learning.  Each year, NFAR strives to increase our reach to educators and their students across San Diego classrooms, including those identified as underserved. 

To date,  NFAR has awarded nearly 700 Teachers Grants, benefitting thousands of students with autism. Below are listings of some the teacher grant recipients.

2017/2018 Teacher Grants

2016/2017 Teacher Grants

2015/2016 Teacher Grants

2014/ 2015 Teacher Grants

2013/ 2014 Teacher Grants

2012/ 2013 Teacher Grants

2011/ 2012 Teacher Grants