|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Evaluation of E-learning for training behavioral therapists||Granpeesheh, Doreen||Center for Autism and Related Disorders|
|Evaluation of web-based curriculum assessment and program design||Granpeesheh, Doreen||Center for Autism and Related Disorders|
|Learn the signs. Act early. - Improving early detection and diagnosis||No PI listed||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objectives||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Test four methods to improve dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, services, and supports in diverse community settings by 2013.
IACC Recommended Budget: $7,000,000 over 5 years
|5.L.A. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.
Progress: This is a very broad objective, and a lot of research is being supported in this area. More work is needed, however, to cover the range of topics addressed in the objective.
Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Specifically, the requirement of projects looking at diverse community settings has not been met. Most of the projects listed are not focused on dissemination or may be using a model that is not well-translated to autism. Dissemination should be part of a grant application and this should be rigorously enforced. An opportunity in this area would be to create and support training institutes within existing networks that are focused on implementation and dissemination.