For over 15 years Autism Partnership Foundation has been a leader in behavior analytic research publishing over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. Further, this research has been disseminated in over 300 different national and international presentations. This has resulted in improvements in the field of applied behavior analysis and countless individuals diagnosed with autism accessing higher quality intervention around the world. Now is an excellent opportunity for you or your company to sponsor research conducted at Autism Partnership Foundation, and in doing so help improve the field of applied behavior analysis and children diagnosed with autism reach their fullest potential across the world!
We are now offering individuals, companies, and organizations the opportunity to partially or fully fund specific studies. Funding a study helps Autism Partnership Foundation conduct and disseminate research around the world. When you fund a study you or your company will be recognized within the published paper and at all presentations where the study is presented. For fully funded studies, a member from the research team will also meet with you and your organization after the study has been completed to discuss the results.
We hope that you will consider this amazing opportunity to help improve the field of applied behavior analysis and help children throughout the world.
- $7,000 for full funding
$3,500 for partial funding
$4,000 a la carte option for open access
Overview Study One: Increasing Social Interaction Skills for Autistic Children
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty in interacting with their peers. This can lead to children having fewer friends or lower quality relationships. It can also lead to children feeling isolated, lonely, and even depressed. Thus, increasing social interaction is pivotal to the overall well-being of autistic children. This study will evaluate improving social interaction skills for children with autism using the cool versus not cool procedure. The study will consist of teaching 3 to 5 children diagnosed with autism specific social interaction skills.
Overview Study Two: Increasing Language and Communication for Autistic Children
Many children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder have limited language and have difficulty in communicating with others. This can range from limitations in expressing desires to having difficulty in having conversations with others. This can lead to autistic individuals feeling frustrated and engaging in aggressive or self-injurious behavior. Thus, increasing language and communication is pivotal to the overall well-being of autistic children. This study will evaluate improving language and communication for children with autism using the cool versus not cool procedure. The study will consist of teaching 3 to 5 children with ASD specific language/communication goals.
Overview Study Three: Evaluating the effects of a behavioral chart.
There are many different reinforcement systems that are used in behavioral intervention and in schools. One of these systems is known as a behavioral chart. A behavioral chart is a system where there is a chart with different colors indicating how the student is doing. Further, a student has their name on a clip, and they move up and down the chart depending on their performance. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a behavioral chart with children with autism with various skills and evaluate to what extent children like behavioral chart.
Overview Study Four: An Analysis of Adults who Received the Autism Partnership Method
For over 25 years numerous children have received the Autism Partnership Method as part of their behavioral intervention. Many of these children were able to reach what was referred to as “best outcome” when they were children. This meant they were placed in general education classrooms with limited or no supports and had no co-concurring diagnosis (e.g., ADHD). What is lesser known is how these children are doing now as adults. As such, this study will evaluate the outcomes of a subset (e.g., 10-30 adults) who received behavior analytic services using the Autism Partnership Method. In doing so we will evaluate the adults’ overall quality of life, job placement, happiness, and other important factors. The results of the study will help identify important components of behavioral intervention for children currently in intervention.
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