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Question 1: Long-term Objective C  

$861,068.75
Fiscal Year: 2009

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.1LC. Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (i.e., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Prosodic and pragmatic processes in highly verbal children with autism Snedeker, Jesse President & Fellows of Harvard College
Neocortical mechanisms of categorical speech perception Chang, Edward University of California, San Francisco
Measuring quality adjusted life years in children with autism spectrum disorders Tilford, John Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Language learning in autism Ullman, Michael Georgetown University
Characterizing ASD phenotypes by multimedia signal and natural language processing Elhadad, Noemie Columbia University
Asperger's syndrome: Diagnosis, interpretation and impact Nickrenz, Elizabeth University of Chicago

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Identify and develop measures to assess at least three "continuous dimensions" (i.e., social reciprocity, communication disorders, and repetitive/restrictive behaviors) of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or families to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016.

IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years
1.5
$912,159
2 projects

1.L.C
$861,069
6 projects

1.L.C
$3,893,622
22 projects

1.L.C
$2,353,440
15 projects

1.L.C
$2,600,028
15 projects

$10,620,318
1.L.C. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.

Progress: Basic science and clinical aspects of the research are underway, but more work is needed for the studies to be applied for use by practitioners and/or families.

Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: There is a need for finer ways to quantify social behavior and detect change in response to successful treatment. There is a need to move toward performance-based measures and away from the checklist approach.