|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|A large scale, two phase study to estimate prevalence, and raise awareness, about autism spectrum conditions in India||Mukerji, Shaneel||Action for Autism/Creating Connections|
|Epidemiological study of pervasive developmental disorders in Mexico||Fombonne, Eric||McGill University|
|ARTI: The Autism Research & Training Initiative in India||Patel, Vikram||Sangath|
|KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Autism Study||Kauchali, Shuaib||University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Develop the personnel and technical infrastructure to assist States, territories, and other countries that request assistance describing and investigating potential changes in the prevalence of ASD and other developmental disabilities by 2013.
IACC Recommended Budget: $1,650,000 over 3 years
7.J. Funding: The recommended budget was met. In addition, the Autism Speaks Global Health Initiative projects address this objective, though they have been coded to their specific scientific areas and are not represented in this funding amount. Also, the CDC provides personnel and help to States, territories and countries as requested, but the budget for that assistance is not reflected in the portfolio analysis figures because this work is not done through grants.
Progress: Progress has been made in addressing this need, but not all responsive projects were reflected in the funding amount because some of them were conducted through sources not captured in the portfolio analysis (non-autism specific funding sources) or the projects were assigned according to their scientific topics rather than to this objective. In addition to providing supplemental funding for ADDM site surveillance, Autism Speaks funds projects on surveillance conducted by sites outside of the ADDM network, such as the Kwa-Zulu-Natal Autism Study in South Africa.
Remaining Gaps, Needs and Opportunities: While progress has been achieved, ongoing efforts are needed in this area.