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Question 1: Long-term Objective B  

$8,760,010.00
Fiscal Year: 2009

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.

Download 2009 Question 1: Long-term Objective B projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Multiple social tasks and social adjustment Kang, Sun-Mee California State University, Northridge
A prospective multi-system evaluation of infants at risk for autism Herbert, Martha Massachusetts General Hospital
Integrated function/structure image analysis in autism Duncan, James Yale University
ACE Center: Early detection and intervention in infants at risk for autism Dawson, Geraldine University of Washington
Ethnicity and the elucidation of autism endophenotypes Constantino, John Washington University in St. Louis
Neural mechanisms underlying obsessive compulsiveness in ASD Carrasco, Melisa University of Michigan
Imitation in autism Bolton, Patrick King's College London
A prospective multi-system evaluation of infants at risk for autism Bauman, Margaret Massachusetts General Hospital
Multimodal studies of executive function deficits in autism spectrum disorders Agam, Yigal Massachusetts General Hospital

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015.

IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years
1.4
$5,773,203
18 projects

1.L.B
$8,760,010
34 projects

1.L.B
$15,228,060
52 projects

1.L.B
$9,376,400
42 projects

1.L.B
$12,813,396
39 projects

$51,951,069
1.L.B. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met.

Progress: Over 50 projects were supported in this area. While behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity are well covered by existing projects, gaps still exist in relating these measures to etiology and risk, treatment response, and/or outcomes.

Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: There was a discussion of whether this objective should be expanded to be compatible with the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) now being used by NIMH, which focus on functional domains rather than disorder-specific characteristics.