|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Neural correlates of social exchange and valuation in autism||Montague, P. Read||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Family characterization network - 2||Tager-Flusberg, Helen||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Linguistic perspective-taking in adults with high-functioning autism: Investigation of the mirror neuron system||Mizuno, Akiko||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Visuospatial processing in adults and children with autism||Just, Marcel||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Past, present and future-oriented thinking about the self in children with ASD||Bowler, Dermot||City University, London|
|Informational and neural bases of empathic accuracy in autism spectrum disorder||Zaki, Jamil||Columbia University|
|Restricted and repetitive behaviors in young children with autism||Cuccaro, Michael||Duke University|
|Functional MRI of attention regulation in people with and without autism||Vaidya, Chandan||Georgetown University|
|Psychophysiological mechanisms of emotion perception||Robins, Diana||Georgia State University|
|Cortical mechanisms underlying visual motion processing impairments in autism||Chen, Yue||Harvard Medical School|
|Phonological processing in the autism spectrum||Stewart, Mary||Heriot-Watt University|
|Novel approaches for investigating the neurology of autism: Detailed morphometric analysis and correlation with motor impairment||Mostofsky, Stewart||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Understanding perception and action in autism||Bastian, Amy||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Family characterization network - 1||Santangelo, Susan||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development||Redcay, Elizabeth||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Neural mechanisms for social cognition in ASD||Saxe, Rebecca||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Meg investigation of the neural substrates underlying visual perception in autism||Kenet, Tal||Massachussetts General Hospital|
|Neural mechanisms of attentional networks in autism||Fan, Jin||Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
|Oxidative stress and immune response in autism||Chauhan, Abha||New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities|
|Development of brain connectivity in autism||Castellanos, F. Xavier; Lord, Catherine||New York University Medical College; University of Michigan|
|Victimization, pragmatic language, and social and emotional competence in adolescents with ASD||Kelley, Elizabeth||Queen's University|
|Autism spectrum disorder and the visual analysis of human motion||Shiffrar, Maggie||Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey|
|Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism||Benasich, April; Valerie Schafer||Rutgers University; City University of New York|
|Investigation of cortical folding complexity in children with autism, their autism-discordant siblings, and controls||Barnea-Goraly, Naama||Stanford University|
|Dendritic organization within the cerebral cortex in autism||Gabbott, Paul||The Open University|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objectives||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Complete a large-scale, multidisciplinary, collaborative project that longitudinally and comprehensively examines how the biological, clinical, and developmental profiles of individuals, with a special emphasis on females, youths, and adults with ASD, change over time as compared to typically developing people by 2020.
IACC Recommended Budget: $126,200,000 over 12 years
|2.L.A. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.
Progress: Several projects have been funded in this area, and the ACE Network continues to collect data relevant to this objective.
Remaining Gaps, Needs and Opportunities: Though this research is underway, more clinical studies are needed over a longer trajectory to identify issues faced as people with ASD age, especially with regard to risk factors for other medical conditions. Another remaining need is that of standardization of data collection and analysis methods.