Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Enhancing the foster care experience of children with autism: A grant proposal
by Zaarour, Micheline, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 101; 10260783
Abstract (Summary)

This project served to locate a potential funding source and develop a grant to provide foster children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in-home based intervention focused on improving the level of care for children with ASD in out-of-home care. The triad that defines the core symptoms of ASD (communication, social, and behavioral) poses concerns on how children with ASD fare while in foster care. The literature review revealed that in home-based intervention would allow the integration of behavioral therapy techniques into parenting, and the transmission of communication, social skills, and behavioral strategies into the child’s natural context, home. The chosen potential funding source is The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, which focuses on improving quality of care for underserved populations by offering foster parents the services needed to provide better care to children with ASD. The proposed program aims to provide in-home services to children with ASD through partnership with the Alliance Foster Family Agency (AFFA) to assist foster parents in gaining the skills and the knowledge necessary to provide care for children with ASD. If funded, this program will promote a better quality of life for children with ASD. Actual submission of this proposal for funding was not mandatory for the conclusion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Pasztor, Eileen Mayers, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 10260783
ISBN: 978-1-369-66146-0
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