Kids Attuned is a virtual community designed to inspire both professionals from a wide range of disciplines, and parents of infants and young children, to learn about the importance of relationships in development.
Health Research, Inc/New York State Department of Health
This grant supports a comprehensive updating of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These guidelines are widely used by pediatricians and other primary care providers throughout New York for the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of ASD.
Health Research, Inc/New York State Department of Health
This grant will help the Bureau of Early Intervention expand its efforts to train pediatricians on early identification and treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to provide online support to pediatric practices throughout New York State.
City University of New York
This autism initiative at City University of New York allows for the development and implementation of a replicable model across all 24 campuses to strengthen and expand the increase the supports to students with autism spectrum disorders.
Hunter College/City University of New York
This grant from The FAR Fund provided support for a public policy roundtable that aimed to identify obstacles that delay children’s prompt access to early intervention services in New York City. These recommendations informed the second part of this grant, which focuses on how best to educate pediatricians on best practice for screening and referral of toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Yale University Child Study Center, School of Nursing, Fair Haven Community Health Center (FHCHC), & Cornell Scott Hill Health Center (CSHHC)
Minding the Baby is an intensive home visiting multidisciplinary program working with first-time young mothers and their families in New Haven, Connecticut that emphasizes attachment theory and reflective parenting methodologies.
This grant provides funding for infant mental health services utilizing the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model, provides high quality supervision for the clinical staff, and provides training to doctoral and MSW students.
Association to Benefit Children (ABC)
Association to Benefit Children’s Fast Break, New York City’s first mobile mental health crisis and disaster clinic, is designed to extend mental health services to children living in poverty and eliminate the need for costly and restrictive hospitalizations and institutionalizations.
Autism Science Foundation
Autism Science Foundation provides funding for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships to help train committed young scientists in an environment conducive to beginning a career in autism research. The FAR Fund is supporting one fellowship for the 2012-2013 year.
Behind the Book
This grant provides general support to Behind the Book to promote literacy and a reading culture among low-income students in the New York City public schools by bringing published authors and illustrators into classrooms.
Birch Family Services, Inc.
The Supported Internship Program is a highly individualized and intensive employment preparation program designed to place college graduates with Asperger Syndrome (AS) in jobs that best utilize their passions, interests and talents to the mutual advantage of the individuals with AS and their employers.
Chances for Children
Chances for Children Highbridge Program provides dyadic intervention for parents and children ages 0-5 in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, a neighborhood with the highest percentage of removals to foster-care in NYC, a neighborhood with no other treatment options for children 5 years and under.
City Access New York (CANY) and Museum Access Consortium (MAC)
Museum Access Consortium is designed to increase awareness, commitment and accessible program offerings for people with autism at cultural institutions in New York City.
City University of New York (CUNY) Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Elliot L. Jurist, Ph.D., Subprogram Head
This grant helps the CUNY doctoral program in clinical psychology to continue to train students in contemporary psychodynamic perspectives, providing funding for student clinical work, community projects, and lectures from diverse experts.
Early Childhood Center
One of the goals of the Therapeutic Visiting Program is early intervention to advocate for children in foster care and promote and support the process of reunification, and/or expedited permanency planning.
Early Childhood Direction Center New York Presbyterian Hospital
The Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) at New York Presbyterian Hospital provides free neutral information and referral assistance to families and professionals about supports and services for young children with known or suspected developmental delays and/or disabilities.
Educational Alliance /14th Street Y Parenting, Family, and Early Childhood Center
This Special Needs Program at the 14th Street Y provides weekend recreational programs to children with special needs.
Hunter College, City University of New York Department of Curriculum and Teaching
HAPPY provides free recreation and socialization opportunities for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Hunter College, City University of New York Department of Special Education
This project will produce a series of podcasts on Positive Behavior Supports for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders to be used at New York City public schools with ASD Nest programs and posted on the websites of multiple autism centers.
Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
The goal of this pilot project is to improve the health knowledge and practices of adolescents at the Hungerford Middle/High School, a public special education school on Staten Island.
This grant supports Job Path to design and pilot supports that will enable men and women with autism spectrum disorders to live in their own homes.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
This study will determine the relationship between personality dynamics and alcohol use problems in college students.
Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades
The Therapeutic Nursery is a program for intelligent preschool children (ages 2-6) with a variety of developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), learning disabilities, communication disorders and emotional problems.
New Alternatives for Children
The goal of this project is to provide the intensive therapeutic support and tools needed for parents with cognitive/psychological disorders to appropriately bond and care for their children at home via a three-pronged approach of intensive mental health treatment, parent-child interaction, support and education.
New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
The goal of the ASD Nest Support Project is to advance the development and implementation of educational solutions for children living with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center (NOBPC)
This project is a New Orleans-based program for mental health professionals. Designed to offer concrete help and support to local therapists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, its implications extend beyond the city of New Orleans to other disaster-affected communities.
One on One Foundation
The One on One Foundation supports underserved New York City schoolchildren and families by helping struggling students gain access to the highest quality, state of the art educational treatment they need.
Purchase College – State University of New York
This grant allows for Purchase College to expand their Supported Education program and specifically meet the needs of students with Asperger’s Syndrome Disorder (ASD).
Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
This grant allows Resources for Children with Special Needs to pilot a new program to provide parent training and information to support NYC families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs during the developmental disabilities systems reform.
SNACK & Friends, Inc (Special Needs Activity Center for Kids)
Friday Night @SNACK for Teens will fill a huge void in the lives of teenagers with developmental disabilities by giving them an opportunity to interact with their peers while learning to engage in new activities like air hockey, Wii games, and team sports.
The Fostering Connection
The Fostering Connection is a group of socially minded psychotherapists whose mission and programs have been developed around an appreciation of the need for continuity in the lives of foster children. Therapists provide pro-bono psychotherapy and process groups to families, individuals affected by foster care, and community agencies.
Youth Consultation Service Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health
This parent-infant program is designed to assist urban families in fostering nurturing and healthy relationships between infants and their parents or caregivers consequently reducing problems associated with poor attachment such as developmental delays, and underdeveloped cognitive and emotional skills.
The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (now the Office of Persons with Development Disabilities)/FAR Fund Collaboration
Beginning in 2003, a collaboration between The FAR Fund and the New York State Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD), developed and administered by the Fund for Social Change, provided grants to agencies to offer innovative person-centered services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Association to Benefit Children
This grant helped establish an information and support center specifically designed to empower parents of children with an inclusive range of developmental disabilities.
Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid East Harlem Center launched My Baby and Me (Mí bebé y yo), a first step towards a holistic, relationship-based, age zero to five program, including weekly group parent-child socialization sessions, as well as monthly home-based visits.
City Access New York
This grant helped to pilot Person-Centered Planning (PCP), a program that served fifteen students with Autism Spectrum Disorders each year, providing support as they transitioned between the securities of public school services and the uncertainty of adult services.
Easter Seals Child Development Center
A grant from The FAR Fund extended and increased the efficiency of Easter Seal’s services by allowing the Child Development Center to hire a part-time social worker and a part-time nurse for a family outreach program.
Hunter College/Department of Special Education
Support from The FAR Fund allowed The Department of Special Education at Hunter College to recruit five to seven experienced Fellows to strengthen certain intervention areas while performing intensive research.
InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.
This grant allowed for the upgrade of a video about the PeaceMaking Initiative, a preventative project with a focus on ethnic intolerance, including a book and a quilt detailing the experiences of young New Yorkers on 9/11.
Title Sentence: This four year grant helped Job Path launch a pilot project to help ten young people with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) lead productive and satisfying lives in their communities.
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