|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Development and refinement of diagnostic instruments for use with adults with ASD||Hus Bal, Vanessa||University of Michigan|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Develop one method to identify adults across the ASD spectrum who may not be diagnosed, or are misdiagnosed, to support service linkage, better understand prevalence, and track outcomes with consideration of ethical issues (insurance, employment, stigma) by 2015. |
IACC Recommended Budget: $8,400,000 over 5 years
|N/A ||6.S.C |
|6.S.C. Funding: The recommended budget was not met; the funding allocated to projects specific to this objective falls far short of the recommendation. |
Progress: The objective called for a minimum of one project, and one small project to adapt the ADOS modules 1 and 2 for use in adults has been supported in this area, but most likely multiple projects testing various approaches, followed by intense efforts to refine the instruments, would be needed to develop a set of tools that could be used in different settings to diagnose adults.
Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: In addition to developing tools that can be used for diagnosis in adults, it is critical to ensure that diagnosis links to a plan for intervention and /or service provision for diagnosed adults, resulting in improved outcomes.