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Question 1: Objective 5  

$912,158.75
Fiscal Year: 2008

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.1.5 Identify and develop measures to assess at least three continuous dimensions of ASD symptoms and severity that can be used by practitioners and/or parents to assess response to intervention for people with ASD across the lifespan by 2016. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,500,000 over 5 years.

Download 2008 Question 1: Objective 5 projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Language learning in autism Ullman, Michael Georgetown University
Using induced pluripotent stem cells to identify cellular phenotypes of autism Dolmetsch, Ricardo Stanford University

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objectives 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.