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Question 1: Short-term Objective B  

$2,443,557.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.1SB. Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening and diagnostic tools, including comparative studies of general developmental screening versus autism-specific screening tools, in both high-risk and population-based samples, including those from resource-poor international settings and those that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, characteristics of ASD, and general level of functioning by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years.

Download 2010 Question 1: Short-term Objective B projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Baby Siblings Research Consortium Staff Member Autism Speaks (AS)
Novel methods for testing language comprehension in children with ASD Tager-Flusberg, Helen Boston University
Validation of a Korean version of the QABF with children with ASD Dixon, Dennis Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Attention to social and nonsocial events in children with autism Bahrick, Lorraine Florida International University
Early social communication characteristics of ASD in diverse cultures in the US and Africa Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
Improving and streamlining screening and diagnosis of ASD at 18-24 months of age Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
Computer Assisted Autism Care (CAAC) Downs, Stephen Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis
The development of Chinese versions of the ADOS and ADI-R Lee, Li-Ching Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
International trends in diagnoses and incidence of autism spectrum disorders Glasson, Emma Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
University of Georgia – Carolina Autism Resource and Evaluation Center (UGA-CARES): A collaborative autism screening project utilizing web-based technology Campbell, Jonathan University of Georgia
Early detection of autism through acoustic analysis of cry Sheinkopf, Stephen Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening and diagnostic tools, including comparative studies of general developmental screening versus autism-specific screening tools, in both high-risk and population-based samples, including those from resource-poor international settings and those that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, characteristics of ASD, and general level of functioning by 2012.

IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years
1.2
$1,246,922
8 projects

1.S.B
$3,973,711
11 projects

1.S.B
$2,443,557
11 projects

1.S.B
$970,284
9 projects

1.S.B
$2,126,824
12 projects

$10,761,298
1.S.B. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.

Progress: Efforts to validate screening tools in diverse populations have begun, including ACF and CDC-funded work with a general developmental screener in Native American populations. More efforts are needed, however, to cover other diverse populations.

Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: There is a need for more comparative studies between general developmental screeners and autism-specific tools. Remaining needs in this area are promotion of family engagement and follow-through, training of intervention and primary care providers and family members, and development of free and validated diagnostic tools for international communities.