|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Meg investigation of the neural substrates underlying visual perception in autism||Kenet, Tal||Massachussetts General Hospital|
|Victimization, pragmatic language, and social and emotional competence in adolescents with ASD||Kelley, Elizabeth||Queen's University|
|Visuospatial processing in adults and children with autism||Just, Marcel||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Exploring functional brain connectivity for visual cognition in autism spectrum disorder||Joseph, Jane||University of Kentucky|
|MRI study of brain development in school age children with autism||Hazlett, Heather Cody||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Communication and prosody in autism: A pilot fMRI study using a sib-pair design||Gusnard, Debra||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Neural basis of socially driven attention in children with autism||Greene, Deanna||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Dendritic organization within the cerebral cortex in autism||Gabbott, Paul||The Open University|
|Mimicry and imitation in ASDs||Fein, Deborah||University of Connecticut|
|Neural mechanisms of attentional networks in autism||Fan, Jin||Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
|Multisensory processing in autism||Essick, Gregory||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Restricted and repetitive behaviors in young children with autism||Cuccaro, Michael||Duke University|
|Collaborative neuropathology workgroup: A comprehensive multilevel analysis of frontal lobe microstructure in autism||Courchesne, Eric||University of California, San Diego|
|Stereological analyses of neuron numbers in frontal cortex from age 3 years to adulthood in autism||Courchesne, Eric||University of California, San Diego|
|Analysis of brain microstructure in autism using novel diffusion MRI approaches||Conturo, Thomas||Washington University School of Medicine|
|The neural correlates of transient and sustained executive control in children with autism spectrum disorder||Christ, Shawn||University of Missouri|
|Cortical mechanisms underlying visual motion processing impairments in autism||Chen, Yue||Harvard Medical School|
|Oxidative stress and immune response in autism||Chauhan, Abha||New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities|
|Development of brain connectivity in autism||Castellanos, F. Xavier; Lord, Catherine||New York University Medical College; University of Michigan|
|Past, present and future-oriented thinking about the self in children with ASD||Bowler, Dermot||City University, London|
|Neural basis of audiovisual integration during language comprehension in autism||Bennetto, Loisa||University of Rochester|
|Assessing information processing and capacity for understanding language in non-verbal children with autism||Benasich, April; Valerie Schafer||Rutgers University; City University of New York|
|Understanding perception and action in autism||Bastian, Amy||Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Investigation of cortical folding complexity in children with autism, their autism-discordant siblings, and controls||Barnea-Goraly, Naama||Stanford 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.