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Caring for caregivers: Supporting caregivers of people with autism spectrum disorder  

The overall goal of Caring for Caregivers (CFC) is to create an innovative psychoeducational curriculum for caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the lifespan that centers on problem-focused stress reduction strategies and coping skills. By using CFC, the aim is for caregivers to increase their self-efficacy related to coping skills, while decreasing their rates of stress and burden through effective coping mechanisms. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $419,167.00
Current Award Period 2008-2011
Project Number 5R44MH085332-03
Principal Investigator Baker, Cynthia
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 6: What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults? (Lifespan)
Subcategory N/A
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 6SD. Conduct at least one study to measure and improve the quality of life-long supports being delivered in community settings to adults across the spectrum with ASD through provision of specialized training for direct care staff, parents, and legal guardians, including assessment and development of ASD-specific training, if necessary, by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Dayna International, Inc.
State/Country Maryland
Web Link 1 Caring for caregivers: Supporting caregivers of people with autism spectrum disorder (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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