CT FEAT Parent Training Scholarships
Parent Training Funds: Applications Being Accepted!
CT FEAT believes that well informed parents are their children’s most important
teachers and advocates. In order to support parental efforts to learn more about
best practices in autism treatment, CT FEAT has established a special fund to
help parents pay the costs of attending training workshops, conferences and
other educational events.
The Frank D. Craemer Memorial Parent Training Fund was established in
2008 with memorial contributions from the family and friends of Frank Daly
Craemer. Mr. Craemer was the father of CT FEAT board member Rosie Shea and a
loving grandfather, known as “Poppy,” to his grandchildren Jeremiah and Fiona
The Parent Training Fund has expended thousands of dollars to help
parents defray the costs of attending educational events (e.g. conferences,
workshops, online courses) focused on intervention methods validated by
research. The availability of this funding enables parents to learn about the
most effective ways to teach specific skills and achieve positive behavioral
Applications for funding can be submitted at any time and usually will be acted
upon within two weeks of receipt. CT FEAT’s board of directors reviews the
applications and makes the l awards based on a variety of considerations,
including the merit of the proposed activity, competing requests for funding,
and the fund’s quarterly budget.
Scholarships may cover the entire cost of the activity or some portion thereof.
Depending on the circumstances, CT FEAT may pay the costs directly to the
provider or reimburse the parent.
If you would like to be considered for a Parent Training Scholarship, please
provide us with the following information:
1) Your contact information (full name, address, phone number and email);
2) Your child’s age and date of diagnosis;
3) a description of the proposed educational activity (including names and
background of presenters, location, date, and cost);
4) how you heard about the scholarship; and
5) a brief statement as to why you believe the activity would be beneficial to
Please send your scholarship funding request to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “Parent Training Fund” in the subject line
of your email.
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