What is the Foundation for Autism Resources?
FAR is a new nonprofit that serves families with children on the autism spectrum, connecting them with services they otherwise could not afford.
How is FAR different from other Autism organizations?
FAR was created in order to respond to a very specific need: to make sure that families who cannot afford therapy for their children get access to quality services. Currently we are working to serve Indiana families who have no other means to access Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy.
Why does FAR connect to ABA services?
ABA has been proven to be an effective approach in working with children on the spectrum. It is endorsed by the surgeon general of the United States. Quality ABA therapy is individuated for each child, and considers the child's needs and interests as well as the family as a whole. We work with providers that specialize in home based or hybrid programs that involve the family.
What has FAR accomplished so far?
We have been in operation for just about one year. We are currently serving eleven children. We have developed protocols for each part of our goals including qualifying families, selecting service providers, and building FAR community.
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