|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Neural and behavioral outcomes of social skills groups in children with ASD||Wang, A. Ting; Soorya, Latha||Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
|Evaluating behavioral and neural effects of social skills intervention for school-age children with autism spectrum disorders||Wang, A. Ting; Soorya, Latha||Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
|Integrated play groups: Promoting social communication and symbolic play with peers across settings in children with autism||Wolfberg, Pamela||San Francisco State University|
|1/3 CBT for anxiety disorders in autism: Adapting treatment for adolescents||Wood, Jeffrey||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Neurocognitive markers of response to treatment in autism||Young, Gregory||University of California, Davis|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||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. 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).