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Question 6: Long-term Objective A  

Fiscal Year: 2010

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.6LA. Develop at least two individualized community-based interventions that improve quality of life or health outcomes for the spectrum of adults with ASD by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,900,000 over 5 years.

Download 2010 Question 6: Long-term Objective A projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Training personnel to teach school-age children with autism Flores, Margaret Auburn University
Supporting teens with autism on relationships Baker, Cynthia Dayna International, Inc.
Improving quality of life through person-centered planning: A university-based transition program for young adults with ASDs Huang, Ann Duquesne University
Self-management of daily living skills: Development of cognitively accessible software for individuals with autism Keating, Thomas Eugene Research Institute
IDEA Learning Center Paniccia, Patricia Intellectual Disabilities Education Association, Inc. - IDEA Learning Center
Day program transformation to foster employment for people with autism spectrum disorders Vining, Vickie Jay Nolan Community Services
Autism-education program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Arter, Patricia Marywood University
Transition to adult services for youth with autism spectrum disorder Kuhlthau, Karen Massachusetts General Hospital
The NSSA Green Team Grassle, Constance Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism
Opportunity Partners, Projects With Industry program Nohava, Mary Jo Opportunity Partners, Inc.
PA Community on Transition: Achieving outcomes through a shared agenda Hodges, Dana Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Department of Labor & Industry
An enhanced performance training and support system for individuals with autism spectrum disorders Burke, Ray Prevention Group, LLC
Extended School Year/Summer Camp (ESY/SC) Shadie, George S.A.F.E., Inc. (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere)
A comprehensive orientation, integration and socialization program for college students with ASD Solomon, Marjorie University of California, Davis Health System
Social skills training for young adults with autism spectrum disorders Gantman, Alexander University of California, Los Angeles
Evaluating and enhancing driving skills of individuals with Asperger's and high-functioning autism Cox, Daniel University of Virginia
Efficacy of community-based instruction and supported employment on the competitive employment outcomes on transition-age youth with autism Wehman, Paul Virginia Commonwealth University
JobTips: An employment preparation program for adolescents and young adults with ASD Strickland, Dorothy Virtual Reality Aids, Inc.

Objective Multiyear Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Develop at least two individualized community-based interventions that improve quality-of-life or health outcomes for the spectrum of adults with ASD by 2015.

IACC Recommended Budget: $12,900,000 over 5 years
1 project

2 projects

18 projects

15 projects

11 projects

6.L.A. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.

Progress: Between 11 and 18 projects were supported each year between 2010 and 2012. Progress is being made; however, a sustained effort is needed to fully achieve the goals set forth by this objective. Funding for projects specific to this objective was substantially lower in 2012 than previous years, which is a concern.

Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Work focused on adults with ASD lags behind that focused on children and adolescents. This objective is similar to 6.S.A – it might be helpful to separate the outcomes of interest to better assess progress. Also, quality of life outcome measures are needed to know if interventions are working.