|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Do animations facilitate symbol understanding in children with autism?||Schlosser, Ralf||Northeastern University|
|Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders||Sabbague, Mireille||Adelphi University|
|A randomized controlled trial of two treatments for verbal communication||Paul, Rhea; Volkmar, Fred||Yale Child Study Center|
|A novel parent directed intervention to enhance language development in nonverbal children with ASD||Patterson, Stephanie||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Relational stimulus control management in neurodevelopmental disabilities||Lionello-Denolf, Karen||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Developmental and augmented intervention for facilitating expressive language||Kasari, Connie||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Technology support for interactive and collaborative visual schedules||Hayes, Gillian||University of California, Irvine|
|Visualizing voice||Hailpern, Joshua||University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign|
|Contingency analyses of observing and attending in intellectual disabilities||Dube, William||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
|Making words meet: Using computerized feedback to facilitate word combinations in children with ASD||DeThorne, Laura||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Communication success and AAC: A model of symbol acquisition||Brady, Nancy||University of Kansas|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
Support at least five studies on interventions for nonverbal individuals with ASD by 2012. Such studies may include:
|4.S.G. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.
Progress: Between 11 and 16 studies were funded annually in the years 2010-2012, but results will not be available for at least two years.
Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: The field of research on non-verbal patients with ASD is growing, yet still requires significant work and future investment. ASD research has historically concentrated on verbal individuals and adults, which highlights the need for increased research on minimally verbal populations.