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Question 6: Long-term Objective C  

$774,644.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.6LC. Conduct comparative effectiveness research that includes a cost-effectiveness component to examine community-based interventions, services, and supports to improve health outcomes and quality of life for adults on the ASD spectrum over age 21 by 2018. Topics should include: o Community housing for people with ASD; o Successful life transitions for people with ASD, including from post-secondary education to adult services, employment, sibling relationships, and day programs; and o Meeting the service and support needs of older adults with ASD. IACC Recommended Budget: $6,000,000 over 5 years.

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Family-centered transition planning for students with autism spectrum disorders Hagner, David University of New Hampshire
Treatment as usual and peer engagement in teens with high functioning autism Orlich, Felice Seattle Children's Hospital

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Conduct comparative effectiveness research that includes a cost-effectiveness component to examine community-based interventions, services, and supports to improve health outcomes and quality of life for adults on the ASD spectrum over age 21 by 2018. Topics should include:
  • Community housing for people with ASD;
  • Successful life transitions for people with ASD, including from post-secondary education to adult services, employment, sibling relationships, and day programs; and
  • Meeting the service and support needs of older adults with ASD.
IACC Recommended Budget: $6,000,000 over 5 years
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6.L.C. Funding: The recommended budget was not met; the funding allocated to projects specific to this objective falls far short of the recommendation.

Progress: Not nearly enough funding and projects have been devoted to this objective much more work needs to be done.

Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Projects regarding service and support needs of older adults are needed; however, there is a question about whether there are yet enough empirically sound adult interventions to make it possible to do comparative effectiveness studies . It could be useful to separate out specific populations, topics (housing, transitions, etc.) or outcomes in order to better assess progress. A characterization of current resources and how well they're working is needed for this objective, which is the goal of the newly released report from The State of the States project. The current focus of the field on the transition to adulthood should be expanded to include the full lifespan.