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Question 5: Short-term Objective D  

$159,135.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.5SD. Support two studies to examine health, safety, and mortality issues for people with ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $4,500,000 over 3 years.

Download 2010 Question 5: Short-term Objective D projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Victimization, pragmatic language, and social and emotional competence in adolescents with ASD Kelley, Elizabeth Queen's University
ASD Wandering Survey No PI listed Kennedy Krieger Institute
Electronic location reporting for individuals with cognitive disabilities Sherwood, Tom Intellispeak, LLC

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Support two studies to examine health, safety, and mortality issues for people with ASD by 2012.

IACC Recommended Budget: $4,500,000 over 3 years
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N/A

5.S.D
$159,135
3 projects

5.S.D
$0
1 project

5.S.D
$5,000
1 project

$164,135
5.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: More work is needed on this objective; studies have been funded in this area (e.g., wandering, victimization), but they are small and they do not address all issues within this objective.

Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: There may be some projects in other Strategic Plan Questions that are related to this objective (i.e., the Utah epidemiological study This link exits the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Web site coded to Question 7 that examines health risks and causes of mortality). There is ongoing data mining of existing data sets to identify risks, new methods of prevention, methods of recovery, and best practices. Best practices need to be developed to respond to wandering (prevention, response, and search). A "practice to research" model, where data are collected in the process of delivering services, would also be appropriate. One issue that is underrepresented in the portfolio is sexual/reproductive health communication for adolescents and adults with ASD. In general, adult needs are not well-represented in the current research.