|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|A multi-site clinical randomized trial of the Hanen More Than Words intervention||Carter, Alice||University of Massachusetts Boston|
|Peer-mediated intervention for elementary chool students with ASD||Blakeley-Smith, Audrey||University of Colorado Denver|
|Increasing social engagement in young children with ASD using video self-modeling and peer training||Bellini, Scott||Indiana Resource Center for Autism|
|Enhancing social functioning among adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism||Beidel, Deborah||Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|
|Development of an executive function-based intervention for ASD||Anthony, Laura||Children's National Medical Center|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objectives||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.Â 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).