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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
Personnel development to improve services and results for children with disabilities Amison, Jennie San Diego State University Foundation
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
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program High, Pam Rhode Island Hospital
Behavioral intervention in autism: Practitioner skills Hamad, Charles Praxis, Inc.
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Blasco, Peter Oregon Health & Science University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ratliff-Schaub, Karen Ohio State University
Targeting the big three: Challenging behaviors, mealtime behaviors, and toileting Yoo, J. Helen New York State Institute for Basic Research
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Edwards, Karen New York Medical College
Eastern Kentucky Autism Training Project Mancil, Rich Kentucky Autism Training Center
Year-round Inclusion Program Gaskell, Sheila Judson Center
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Goldstein, Gary Johns Hopkins University
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rau, John D. Indiana University
Illinois Autism Coaching Network (IACN) Gould, Kathy Illinois Autism Training and Techncial Assistance Project
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Crimmins, Daniel Georgia State University
Project ASSET: Autism Spectrum Specialized Education and Training (ASSET) Woods, Juliann Florida State University
Project PEACE (Preparing Educators About Autism Through Collaborative Efforts) Valle-Riestra, Diana Florida International University
Educating Adults about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (EACA) Baker, Cynthia Dayna International, Inc.
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Moeschler, John Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Comprehensive systems change through RTI and SW-PBS Boezio, Cynthia Colorado Department of Education - Exceptional Student Leadership Unit
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Batshaw, Mark; Lotrecchriano, Gaetano Children's Research Institute
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Noll, Robert Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Blum, Nathan Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Baer, Marion Taylor Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Helm, David Children's Hospital Boston
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Rappaport, Leonard Children's Hospital Boston

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.