Building Community capacity in Daycare Settings for Young Children with Autism
2014 Community Grants
Every day, a child with developmental concerns is dismissed from daycare for disruptive behaviors. Every single day, a parent, must quit his/her job to stay home and care for the child who is "kicked out." The growing number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) who are excluded from these environments makes it extremely important to train daycare providers on ASDs and associated behaviors so these children can be kept safe and their parents can continue to work. With support from this Autism Speaks Grant, a "Daycare Provider Toolkit" will be created to provide ASD education and serve as a manual for training providers on effective behavioral and environmental interventions to maintain safety and foster learning for children with ASDs. Using the toolkit as a guide, this capacity-building program will provide participants with in-the-moment coaching/training and will meet the goal of providing a greater number of safe childcare options for parents of children with ASDs.
Award Type:Community Grants