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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
The Professional Development Center: Children with autism spectrum disorders Odom, Samuel University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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 Percy, Alan University of Alabama at Birmingham
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Rappaport, Leonard Children's Hospital Boston
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ratliff-Schaub, Karen Ohio State University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rau, John D. Indiana University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Reese, Matt University of Kansas
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Reiff, Michael University of Minnesota
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rice, Sydney University of Arizona
Collaborative partnerships Riveros-Schafer, Enrique San Francisco State University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Robinson, Cordelia University of Colorado
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rock, Stephen University of Nevada, Reno
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Roizen, Nancy Case Western Reserve University
Randomized study of training in autism Ruble, Lisa University of Kentucky
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Schulz, Eldon University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Low Incidence and Diversity Endorsement Project (LIDE) Sheldon, Steven University of Colorado Board of Regents
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Stein, Ruth Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Stevens, Dennis University of South Dakota
Project CAT (Comprehensive Autism Teaching) Storey, Keith Touro University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Stroud, Tracy University of Missouri
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Sulkes, Stephen University of Rochester
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Urbano, Terri Vanderbilt University
Project PEACE (Preparing Educators About Autism Through Collaborative Efforts) Valle-Riestra, Diana Florida International University
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ward, Karen University of Alaska Anchorage

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.