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Question 4: Objective 4  

Fiscal Year: 2008

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4.4 Launch three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged and/or adolescents by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $15,600,000 over 5 years.

Download 2008 Question 4: Objective 4 projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Transporting evidence-based practices from the academy to the community: School-based CBT for children with ASD Wood, Jeffrey University of California, Los Angeles
Translation of evidenced based treatment to classrooms Schreibman, Laura University of California, San Diego
Social cognition and interaction training for adolescents with high functioning autism Penn, David University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robotics and speech processing technology for the facilitation of social communication training in children with autism Narayanan, Shrikanth University of Southern California
Risk and protective factors in the development of associated symptoms in autism Estes, Annette University of Washington
Peer-mediated intervention for elementary chool students with ASD Blakeley-Smith, Audrey University of Colorado Denver
Novel pharmacological strategies in autism McDougle, Christopher Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Measuring the effects of training parents to provide intervention via the Arizona telemedicine program Openden, Daniel Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Joint attention intervention for nonverbal children with ASD Kasari, Connie University of California, Los Angeles
Joint attention intervention for caregivers and their children with autism Kasari, Connie University of California, Los Angeles
Integrated play groups: Promoting social communication and symbolic play with peers across settings in children with autism Wolfberg, Pamela San Francisco State University
Increasing social engagement in young children with ASD using video self-modeling and peer training Bellini, Scott Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Feeding problems in children with ASD: Impact of parent education in modifying aberrant eating habits Sharp, William Marcus Institute
Examination of rerequisite skills for learning using video modeling MacDonald, Rebeccs New England Center for Children
Evaluating the effectiveness of the social cognition training tool (SCOTT) in ASD on behavioral, occulomotor, and neuronal levels Dziobek, Isabel Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Enhancing social functioning among adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism Beidel, Deborah Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Enhancing social communication for children with HFA Weiss, Patrice (Tamar) University of Haifa
Efficacy of community-based instruction and supported employment on the competitive employment outcomes on transition-age youth with autism Wehman, Paul Virginia Commonwealth University
Effectiveness of sensory based strategies for improving adaptive behaviors in children with autism Schaaf, Roseann Thomas Jefferson University
Early pharmacotherapy guided by biomarkers in autism Chugani, Diane Wayne State University
Early pharmacologic intervention in autism: Fluoxetine in preschool children Hollander, Eric Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Development of an executive function-based intervention for ASD Anthony, Laura Children's National Medical Center
Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for anxiety symptoms in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders Reaven, Judy University of Colorado Denver
Builiding tacting and joint attention skills with the use of ACS Weiss, Mary Jane Rutgers University
A randomized trial of the STAR program for children with autism spectrum disorder Mandell, David University of Pennsylvania

Objective Multiyear 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
16 projects & 30 projects

42 projects

30 projects

23 projects

21 projects

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).