|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Preparation for transition and secondary teachers of students with low-incidence disabilities||Flexer, Robert||Kent State University|
|Caring for caregivers: Supporting caregivers of people with autism spectrum disorder||Baker, Cynthia||Dayna International, Inc.|
|A personnel preparation partnership for transition endorsement in low-incidence disability||Flexer, Robert||Kent State University|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Conduct at least one study to measure and improve the quality of lifelong supports being delivered in community settings to adults across the spectrum with ASD through provision of specialized training for direct care staff, parents, and legal guardians, including assessment and development of ASD-specific training, if necessary, by 2015.
IACC Recommended Budget: $7,500,000 over 3 years
|6.S.D. Funding: The recommended budget was not met; the funding allocated to projects specific to this objective falls far short of the recommendation.
Progress: While more than one project has been funded, and the objective called for one project at minimum, the current funding and projects for this objective are not likely to meet the intent of the objective. Also, the few projects funded do not address the full range of issues mentioned in this objective.
Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: The projects under this objective focus on secondary students and transition age youth and there are no projects focusing on older adults. No new projects were funded in 2011 and 2012, though the goals of this objective are similar/overlapping to those of 5.L.C, and projects coded there may also represent progress on this objective. There is a need for effective training for healthcare staff and guardians that can be delivered cost-effectively on a large scale.