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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 Oppenheimer, Sonya University of Cincinnati
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Palmer, Frederick University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Contompasis, Stephen University of Vermont
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Cutler, Ann University of Illinois at Chicago
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities McClain, Catherine University of New Mexico
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Stroud, Tracy University of Missouri
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Batshaw, Mark; Lotrecchriano, Gaetano Children's Research Institute
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Goldstein, Gary Johns Hopkins University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Harris, Anne Bradford University of Wisconsin-Madison
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Helm, David Children's Hospital Boston
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Holte, Lenore University of Iowa
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Hooper, Stephen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Robinson, Cordelia University of Colorado
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Schulz, Eldon University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Stevens, Dennis University of South Dakota
Improving the preparation of related services personnel to serve children with autism spectrum disorders: The Transdisciplinary Autism Specialty Project (TASP) Gutierrez-Clellen, Vera San Diego State University Foundation
Illinois Autism Coaching Network (IACN) Gould, Kathy Illinois Autism Training and Techncial Assistance Project
Educating Adults about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (EACA) Baker, Cynthia Dayna International, Inc.
Eastern Kentucky Autism Training Project Mancil, Rich Kentucky Autism Training Center
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Weitzman, Carol Yale University
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Augustyn, Marilyn Boston Medical Center
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Blum, Nathan Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Feldman, Heidi Stanford University
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.