|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Project Lifesaver Program||Vanderbilt, Leo||Burlington County Sheriff's Department|
|Treatment of sleep disturbances in young children with autism||Johnson, Cynthia||University of Pittsburgh|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Support at least two studies that focus on research on health promotion and prevention of secondary conditions in people with ASD by 2012. Secondary conditions of interest include weight issues and obesity, injury, and co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions.
IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years
|4.S.H. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.
Progress: A small number of projects, but more than the recommended minimum, were funded, but further work is needed to address some of the specific issues described in the objective.
Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Overlap in interpretation between "co-occurring" and "secondary" conditions presents a challenge in evaluating this objective. There is likely overlap between projects that may fit this objective and those in 4.S.A. Areas of health promotion and disease prevention should be emphasized in this objective, as those are distinct from issues mentioned in other objectives in this Question. It was noted that 4.S.H's emphasis on prevention and health promotion may also overlap with 5.S.D and 5.L.D on "health and safety and mortality" issues.