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Question 4: Objective 3  

$8,071,787.00
Fiscal Year: 2008

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4.3 Conduct five randomized controlled trials of early intervention for infants and toddlers by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years.

Download 2008 Question 4: Objective 3 projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
1/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
2/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum Lord, Catherine University of Michigan
A multi-site randomized study of intensive treatment for toddlers with autism Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
A sibling mediated imitation intervention for young children with autism Meyer, Katherine Michigan State University
Developmental and augmented intervention for facilitating expressive language Kasari, Connie; Kaiser, Ann; Landa, Rebecca; Murphy, Susan University of California, Los Angeles; Vanderbilt University; Kennedy Krieger Institute; University of Michigan
Early intervention for children screened positive for autism by the first year inventory Baranek, Grace University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
Efficacy and sustainability of the STAR program Mandell, David University of Pennsylvania
Enhancing inter-subjectivity in infants at high-risk for autism Bryson, Susan IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University
Evaluating intensive early behavioral intervention in autism Hineline, Phil Temple University
Intervention for infants at risk for autism Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
Intervention for infants at risk for autism Estes, Annette University of Washington
Leap - USA (Using Science-based Approaches) Strain, Philip University of Colorado Denver
Optimizing social and communication outcomes for toddlers with autism Kasari, Connie University of California, Los Angeles
Promoting communication skills in toddlers at risk for autism Kasari, Connie University of California, Los Angeles
Promoting early social-communicative competency in toddlers with autism Schertz, Hannah University of Northern Colorado

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objectives 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Launch randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years (revised in 2010)
  • Three trials in school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years (revised in 2010)
  • Three trials in adults by 2014.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years

Total IACC Recommended Budget: $66,000,000 over 5 years

4.3 & 4.4
$12,109,516
16 projects & 30 projects

4.S.F
$9,791,270
42 projects

4.S.F
$7,575,212
30 projects

4.S.F
$5,445,599
23 projects


4.S.F
$6,255,438
21 projects


$41,177,035
4.S.F. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.

Progress: The investment in projects under this objective is making good progress toward the recommended amount, with more than 20 projects funded in 2011 and 2012.

Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Current projects in this area are restricted to small pilot studies, which are essential to establishing a foundation prior to expansion to larger scale work. Thus, increased investment in this area is important.  It should be noted that most RCTs in the future will incorporate some aspect of biological signatures (thus potentially presenting a challenge to future coding of projects).