|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Meg investigation of the neural substrates underlying visual perception in autism||Kenet, Tal||Massachussetts General Hospital|
|Mimicry and imitation in ASDs||Fein, Deborah||University of Connecticut|
|MRI study of brain development in school age children with autism||Hazlett, Heather Cody||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Multisensory processing in autism||Essick, Gregory||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism||Bennetto, Loisa||University of Rochester|
|Neural basis of socially driven attention in children with autism||Greene, Deanna||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Neural correlates of serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms and social impairment in ASD||Monk, Christopher||University of Michigan|
|Neural correlates of social exchange and valuation in autism||Montague, P. Read||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Neural mechanisms for social cognition in ASD||Saxe, Rebecca||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Neural mechanisms of attentional networks in autism||Fan, Jin||Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
|Neural substrate of language and social cognition: Autism and typical development||Redcay, Elizabeth||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Novel approaches for investigating the neurology of autism: Detailed morphometric analysis and correlation with motor impairment||Mostofsky, Stewart||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Oxidative stress and immune response in autism||Chauhan, Abha||New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities|
|Past, present and future-oriented thinking about the self in children with ASD||Bowler, Dermot||City University, London|
|Phonological processing in the autism spectrum||Stewart, Mary||Heriot-Watt University|
|Psychophysiological mechanisms of emotion perception||Robins, Diana||Georgia State University|
|Quantifying white matter connectivity in autism||Lainhart, Janet||University of Utah|
|Restricted and repetitive behaviors in young children with autism||Cuccaro, Michael||Duke University|
|Stereological analyses of neuron numbers in frontal cortex from age 3 years to adulthood in autism||Courchesne, Eric||University of California, San Diego|
|The neural correlates of transient and sustained executive control in children with autism spectrum disorder||Christ, Shawn||University of Missouri|
|Understanding perception and action in autism||Bastian, Amy||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Victimization, pragmatic language, and social and emotional competence in adolescents with ASD||Kelley, Elizabeth||Queen's University|
|Visual perspective-taking and the acquisition of American Sign Language by deaf children with autism||Shield, Aaron||University of Texas at Austin|
|Visuospatial processing in adults and children with autism||Just, Marcel||Carnegie Mellon University|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objectives||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Complete a large-scale, multidisciplinary, collaborative project that longitudinally and comprehensively examines how the biological, clinical, and developmental profiles of individuals, with a special emphasis on females, youths, and adults with ASD, change over time as compared to typically developing people by 2020.
IACC Recommended Budget: $126,200,000 over 12 years
|2.L.A. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.
Progress: Several projects have been funded in this area, and the ACE Network continues to collect data relevant to this objective.
Remaining Gaps, Needs and Opportunities: Though this research is underway, more clinical studies are needed over a longer trajectory to identify issues faced as people with ASD age, especially with regard to risk factors for other medical conditions. Another remaining need is that of standardization of data collection and analysis methods.