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Question 5: Long-term Objective C  

$132,494.00
Fiscal Year: 2009

New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.

Download 2009 Question 5: Long-term Objective C projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Targeting the big three: Challenging behaviors, mealtime behaviors, and toileting Yoo, J. Helen New York State Institute for Basic Research
Autism Training and Education Moroney, Covita Autism Service Center of San Antonio
Peer-mediated social skills training Levey, Rob Seacoast Mental Health Center
Illinois Autism Coaching Network (IACN) Gould, Kathy Illinois Autism Training and Techncial Assistance Project
Year-Round Inclusion Program Gaskell, Sheila Judson Center
TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp Brigham, Nicolette Vanderbilt Kennedy Center-Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers, to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and to promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015.

IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years
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5.L.C
$132,494
6 projects

5.L.C
$36,433,257
83 projects

5.L.C
$6,048,734
30 projects

5.L.C
$3,724,262
29 projects

$46,338,747
5.L.C. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.

Progress: Many projects have been funded in this area. However, there is an ongoing need for support of efforts in this area.

Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Significant workforce needs remain, especially with regard to paraprofessionals. With all studies in this objective, there remains an issue of scale. Most training programs are designed for small groups. In order for training to be effective at the community level, it has to be able to scale up for broad dissemination, so training programs need to be evaluated for their potential to be scaled up. Comparative effectiveness studies of training models are needed to illuminate whether or not providers need more training, which populations require which training methods, and which training methods are most effective.