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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
Project Manawa Kupono (Opportunity): Preparing educators to improve outcomes for students with autism Wells, Jenny University of Hawaii
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Cutler, Ann University of Illinois at Chicago
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Holte, Lenore University of Iowa
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Reese, Matt University of Kansas
Randomized study of training in autism Ruble, Lisa University of Kentucky
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Braden, Kathleen University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Armstrong, Daniel University of Miami
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Reiff, Michael University of Minnesota
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Stroud, Tracy University of Missouri
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Ellis, Cynthia University of Nebraska
Planning grants for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Rock, Stephen University of Nevada, Reno
Preparation of personnel to serve school age children with low incidence disabilities: Focus on high quality instruction in core academic area in the least restrictive environment Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire
National Center on Inclusive Education for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire - Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence on Disability (UCED)
National Center on Inclusive Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities Jorgensen, Cheryl University of New Hampshire - Institute on Disability/University Center for Excellence on Disability (UCED)
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities McClain, Catherine University of New Mexico
The Professional Development Center: Children with autism spectrum disorders Odom, Samuel University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Hooper, Stephen University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Wolraich, Mark University of Oklahoma
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Blum, Nathan University of Pennsylvania
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Sulkes, Stephen University of Rochester
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Stevens, Dennis University of South Dakota
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Palmer, Frederick University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Project Adapted PE Henderson, Hester University of Utah
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Winter, Sarah University of Utah
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Contompasis, Stephen University of Vermont

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.