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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 Reiff, Michael University of Minnesota
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Armstrong, Daniel University of Miami
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Braden, Kathleen University of Massachusetts Medical School
Randomized study of training in autism Ruble, Lisa University of Kentucky
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Reese, Matt University of Kansas
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Holte, Lenore University of Iowa
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Cutler, Ann University of Illinois at Chicago
Project Manawa Kupono (Opportunity): Preparing educators to improve outcomes for students with autism Wells, Jenny University of Hawaii
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Iwaishi, Louise University of Hawai'i
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Bruder, Mary Beth University of Connecticut Health Center
Low Incidence and Diversity Endorsement Project (LIDE) Sheldon, Steven University of Colorado Board of Regents
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Robinson, Cordelia University of Colorado
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Oppenheimer, Sonya University of Cincinnati
Transporting evidence-based practices from the academy to the community: School-based CBT for children with ASD Wood, Jeffrey University of California, Los Angeles
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Schulz, Eldon University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rice, Sydney University of Arizona
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ward, Karen University of Alaska Anchorage
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Percy, Alan University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project CAT (Comprehensive Autism Teaching) Storey, Keith Touro University
Autism interventions and innovative evaluation of teacher quality Baker, Candace Texas A & M International University
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Feldman, Heidi Stanford University
Southern Connecticut State University Center for Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders Eren, Ruth Southern Connecticut State University
New Families, Agencies, Communities, and Educational Strategies (FACES) in early childhood special education Hughes, Margaret San Jose State University Foundation
Collaborative partnerships Riveros-Schafer, Enrique San Francisco State University
Project Mosaic: Preparing highly qualified educators to meet the unique needs of students with autism in diverse settings Wolfberg, Pamela San Francisco State University

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.