|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Validity of an anxious subtype in autism spectrum disorders||Sterling, Lindsey||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Video game environments for the integrative study of perception, attention and social cognition in autism and autism sibs||Belmonte, Matthew||Cornell University|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. |
IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years
|1.L.B. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met. |
Progress: Over 50 projects were supported in this area. While behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity are well covered by existing projects, gaps still exist in relating these measures to etiology and risk, treatment response, and/or outcomes.
Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: There was a discussion of whether this objective should be expanded to be compatible with the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) now being used by NIMH, which focus on functional domains rather than disorder-specific characteristics.