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Question 1: Long-term Objective B  

$15,228,059.62
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.1LB. 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.

Download 2010 Question 1: Long-term Objective B projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Perception of social and physical contingencies in infants with ASD Klin, Ami Yale University
CDI-Type I: Understanding regulation of visual attention in autism through computational and robotic modeling Scassellati, Brian Yale University

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

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
1.4
$5,773,203
18 projects

1.L.B
$8,760,010
34 projects

1.L.B
$15,228,060
52 projects

1.L.B
$9,376,400
42 projects

1.L.B
$12,813,396
39 projects

$51,951,069
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.