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Question 5: Long-term Objective C  

$36,433,257.00
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.

Download 2010 Question 5: Long-term Objective C projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Reese, Matt University of Kansas
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rau, John D. Indiana University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ratliff-Schaub, Karen Ohio State University
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Rappaport, Leonard Children's Hospital Boston
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Percy, Alan University of Alabama at Birmingham
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Palmer, Frederick University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Oppenheimer, Sonya University of Cincinnati
The Professional Development Center: Children with autism spectrum disorders Odom, Samuel University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Noll, Robert Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Autism training and education Moroney, Covita Autism Service Center of San Antonio
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Moeschler, John Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities McLaughlin, John University of Washington
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities McClain, Catherine University of New Mexico
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Marion, Robert Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Eastern Kentucky Autism Training Project Mancil, Rich Kentucky Autism Training Center
Project IMPRESS - Interactive Master's: Preparing, Responding, Enhancing School-based Speech-Language Pathologists Lowman, Joneen Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Preparation of personnel to serve school age children with low incidence disabilities: Focus on high quality instruction in core academic area in the least restrictive environment Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire
National Center on Inclusive Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire - Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence on Disability (UCED)
National Center on Inclusive Education for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire - Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence on Disability (UCED)
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Jaynes, Margaret West Virginia University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Iwaishi, Louise University of Hawai'i
New Families, Agencies, Communities, and Educational Strategies (FACES) in early childhood special education Hughes, Margaret San Jose State University Foundation
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Hooper, Stephen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Holte, Lenore University of Iowa
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program High, Pam Rhode Island Hospital

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

IACC Strategic Plan Objective 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers, to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and to promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015.

IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years
N/A

5.L.C
$132,494
6 projects

5.L.C
$36,433,257
83 projects

5.L.C
$6,048,734
30 projects

5.L.C
$3,724,262
29 projects

$46,338,747
5.L.C. Funding: The recommended budget was met. Significantly more than the recommended minimum budget was allocated to projects specific to this objective.

Progress: Many projects have been funded in this area. However, there is an ongoing need for support of efforts in this area.

Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Significant workforce needs remain, especially with regard to paraprofessionals. With all studies in this objective, there remains an issue of scale. Most training programs are designed for small groups. In order for training to be effective at the community level, it has to be able to scale up for broad dissemination, so training programs need to be evaluated for their potential to be scaled up. Comparative effectiveness studies of training models are needed to illuminate whether or not providers need more training, which populations require which training methods, and which training methods are most effective.