|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|
|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).