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Question 4: Short-term Objective D  

$10,306,148.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4SD. Complete two multi-site randomized controlled trials of comprehensive early intervention that address core symptoms, family functioning and community involvement by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years.

Download 2010 Question 4: Short-term Objective D projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
1/5-Randomized trial of parent training for young children with autism Scahill, Lawrence Yale University
Intervention for infants at risk for autism Estes, Annette University of Washington
3/5-Randomized trial of parent training for young children with autism Smith, Tristram University of Rochester
5/5-Randomized trial of parent training for young children with autism Johnson, Cynthia University of Pittsburgh
Efficacy and sustainability of the STAR program Mandell, David University of Pennsylvania
2/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder Lord, Catherine University of Michigan
A multi-site clinical randomized trial of the Hanen More Than Words Intervention Carter, Alice University of Massachusetts Boston
Leap - USA (Using Science-Based Approaches) Strain, Philip University of Colorado Denver
Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B network) Kasari, Connie University of California, Los Angeles
Joint attention intervention for caregivers and their children with autism Kasari, Connie University of California, Los Angeles
ACE Network: A multi-site randomized study of intensive treatment for toddlers with autism Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
Intervention for infants at risk for autism Rogers, Sally University of California, Davis
2/5-Randomized trial of parent training for young children with autism Lecavalier, Luc The Ohio State University
Comprehensive autism program using Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research Young, Helen Portland State University
4/5-Randomized trial of parent training for young children with autism Swiezy, Naomi Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
1/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
A randomized trial of the SCERTS curriculum for students with autism spectrum disorders in early elementary school classrooms Wetherby, Amy Florida State University
Comparison of high to low intensity behavioral intervention Granpeesheh, Doreen Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Complete two multi-site randomized controlled trials of comprehensive early intervention that address core symptoms, family functioning and community involvement by 2013.

IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years
4.7
$4,236,869
5 projects

4.S.D
$7,540,613
9 projects

4.S.D
$10,306,148
18 projects

4.S.D
$11,156,647
20 projects

4.S.D
$8,848,130
21 projects

$42,088,407
4.S.D. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.

Progress: In 2011 and 2012, ~20 trials were supported, including a mix of trial sizes. 

Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: There is a need for both small, pilot studies and larger, robustly powered studies in this area. Several larger studies in the past few years (e.g., Early Start Denver Model) have emerged, but most studies in this area are generally smaller than in other fields of medicine and therefore lack the power to be informative if negative or definitive if positive. This objective also cites "family functioning" and "community living," which may have significant overlap with objectives in Questions 5 and 6 of the Strategic Plan.