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Project Title

Project Title

The Autism Education Project

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Wolf, Alisa

Description

Description

Actors for Autism is a theater education program specifically aimed at increasing social awareness and understanding of people on the autism spectrum. The Autism Education Project will create original material that will be performed by adults with autism spectrum disorders in public elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Through these performances, Actors for Autism will create a mutually beneficial open dialogue of understanding, empathy, and tolerance between individuals with ASD and their communities. Through carefully guided instruction and creative rapport, the actors will help design, develop, and initiate shows that engage children, teachers, administrators, and parents. While developing their own significant body of work, the performers will receive payment for their performances, while helping to dispel fears about interacting with people with ASD.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2010

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

The Autism Education Project (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Actors for Autism

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

6916FS

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

The Autism Education Project | 24770 | 2009 | 6916FS

 
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