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Support and recreation for children with autism and their siblings  

This weekend program will provide intensive instruction in key social, communication, and leisure skills for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as well as a support group for their siblings. The instruction and support will be followed by an inclusive recreation activity in which children with autism can practice their new skills with their siblings and other typically-developing peers. Counseling students will run support groups; speech, psychology, and education students will conduct intensive instruction and provide support for the children with autism throughout the program; and physical education students will run the recreation activities. The children with autism and their siblings will benefit greatly from participation in this program, as the unique hands-on experiences will improve their knowledge and skills, ultimately improving service provision for children with autism and their families. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number 6890FS
Principal Investigator Feeley, Kathleen
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Community Inclusion Programs
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5SB. Conduct one study to examine how self-directed community-based services and supports impact children, youth, and adults with ASD across the spectrum by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $6,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 Support and recreation for children with autism and their siblings (External web link)
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