|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Predictors of effects of propranolol on language & connectivity in autism||Beversdorf, David||University of Missouri|
|Prelinguistic symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in infancy||Bradshaw, Jessica||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Social cognition and interaction training for adolescents with high functioning autism||Penn, David; Dichter, Gabriel||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|The comparison of three behavioral therapy approaches for children with autism||Quinn, Sheila||University of Rhode Island|
|The mirror neuron system in children with autism||Bernier, Raphael||University of Washington|
|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:
Total IACC Recommended Budget: $66,000,000 over 5 years
|4.3 & 4.4
16 projects & 30 projects
|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).