The purpose of this project was to write a grant and obtain funding to begin a training and support program for foster parents caring for children with Autism. The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders was identified as the partner agency and the Annenberg Foundation was located as a potential funding source.
A literature review was conducted to study common behaviors exhibited by children on the Autism spectrum. Common outcomes for both children diagnosed with Autism and children living in foster care were examined. Challenges faced by foster parents who care for these children, interventions, and available resources were also considered.
The training program aims to educate and prepare foster parents for the challenges faced by the children. The encouragement received from the other foster parents and the group leader may encourage foster parents and provide additional resources and support. The actual submission and/or funding were not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Mayers Pasztor, Eileen, Washington, Thomas Alex|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Autism spectrum disorder, Foster care, Youth|
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