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Question 4: Short-term Objective F  

$7,575,212.03
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4SF. Launch five randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes, in each of the following groups:

Download 2010 Question 4: Short-term Objective F projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
2/3 CBT for anxiety disorders in autism: Adapting treatment for adolescents Storch, Eric University of South Florida
2/3-Atomoxetine placebo and parent training in autism Aman, Michael Ohio State University
1/3-Multisite RCT of early intervention for spoken communication in autism Kasari, Connie University of California, Los Angeles
1/3 CBT for anxiety disorders in autism: Adapting treatment for adolescents Wood, Jeffrey University of California, Los Angeles
1/3-Atomoxetine placebo and parent training in autism Handen, Benjamin University of Pittsburgh

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Launch randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years (revised in 2010)
  • Three trials in school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years (revised in 2010)
  • Three trials in adults by 2014.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years

Total IACC Recommended Budget: $66,000,000 over 5 years

4.3 & 4.4
$12,109,516
16 projects & 30 projects

4.S.F
$9,791,270
42 projects

4.S.F
$7,575,212
30 projects

4.S.F
$5,445,599
23 projects


4.S.F
$6,255,438
21 projects


$41,177,035
4.S.F. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.

Progress: The investment in projects under this objective is making good progress toward the recommended amount, with more than 20 projects funded in 2011 and 2012.

Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Current projects in this area are restricted to small pilot studies, which are essential to establishing a foundation prior to expansion to larger scale work. Thus, increased investment in this area is important. It should be noted that most RCTs in the future will incorporate some aspect of biological signatures (thus potentially presenting a challenge to future coding of projects).