|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Teaching stranger safety skills to children with autism||Bergstrom, Ryan||Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)|
|Teaching children with autism to seek help when lost||Bergstrom, Ryan||Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)|
|Randomized trial of safety skills training for children with ASD||Tarbox, Jonathan||Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)|
|Safe Signals: Teaching high functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorders about community safety behaviors||Murray-Johnson, Lisa||The Ohio State University Medical Center|
|The effects of a bicycle training intervention on health, physical activity, sleep, and community participation in youth with Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders||Ulrich, Dale||University of Michigan|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Evaluate at least two strategies or programs to increase the health and safety of people with ASD that simultaneously consider principles of self-determination and personal autonomy by 2015.
IACC Recommended Budget: $2,000,000 over 2 years
|5.L.D. Funding: The recommended budget was small yet was partially met.
Progress: Though more than the two studies recommended as a minimum have been funded in this area, more work is needed. This objective overlaps significantly with 5.S.D and also with 4.S.H. In the future, perhaps these objectives should be collapsed and combined.
Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Obesity is an important issue related to this objective that is not in the portfolio, but should also be a focus.