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Question 4: Objective 4  

Fiscal Year: 2008

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.4.4 Launch three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged and/or adolescents by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $15,600,000 over 5 years.

Download 2008 Question 4: Objective 4 projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Builiding tacting and joint attention skills with the use of ACS Weiss, Mary Jane Rutgers University
Enhancing social communication for children with HFA Weiss, Patrice (Tamar) University of Haifa
Integrated play groups: Promoting social communication and symbolic play with peers across settings in children with autism Wolfberg, Pamela San Francisco State University
A play and joint attention intervention for preschool teachers and young children with autism Wong, Connie Cleveland State University
Transporting evidence-based practices from the academy to the community: School-based CBT for children with ASD Wood, Jeffrey University of California, Los Angeles

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

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:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years (revised in 2010)
  • Three trials in school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years (revised in 2010)
  • Three trials in adults by 2014.

    IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years

Total IACC Recommended Budget: $66,000,000 over 5 years

4.3 & 4.4
16 projects & 30 projects

42 projects

30 projects

23 projects

21 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.  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).