|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|
|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
|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.