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Question 5: Long-term Objective C  

$36,433,257.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.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 2010 Question 5: Long-term Objective C projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Personnel development to improve services and results for children with disabilities Amison, Jennie San Diego State University Foundation
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Armstrong, Daniel University of Miami
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Augustyn, Marilyn Boston Medical Center
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Baer, Marion Taylor Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Autism interventions and innovative evaluation of teacher quality Baker, Candace Texas A & M International University
Educating Adults about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (EACA) Baker, Cynthia Dayna International, Inc.
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Batshaw, Mark; Lotrecchriano, Gaetano Children's Research Institute
Training staff to conduct preference assessments during discrete trial training Bishop, Michele Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Blasco, Peter Oregon Health & Science University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Blum, Nathan University of Pennsylvania
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Blum, Nathan Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Bodurtha, JoAnn Virginia Commonwealth University
Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS Boezio, Cynthia Colorado Department of Education - Exceptional Student Leadership Unit
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Braden, Kathleen University of Massachusetts Medical School
TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp Brigham, Nicolette Vanderbilt Kennedy Center-Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Bruder, Mary Beth University of Connecticut Health Center
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Contompasis, Stephen University of Vermont
Preparing and supporting personnel in Western North Carolina to teach students with severe disabilities Cooper-Duffy, Karena Western Carolina University
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Crimmins, Daniel Georgia State University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Cutler, Ann University of Illinois at Chicago
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Edwards, Karen New York Medical College
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ellis, Cynthia University of Nebraska
Southern Connecticut State University Center for Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders Eren, Ruth Southern Connecticut State University
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Feldman, Heidi Stanford University
NM-PASS (New Mexico-Preparing Autism Spectrum Specialists) Fernandez, Neta Board of Regents of New Mexico State University

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
N/A

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.