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Joint attention intervention for caregivers and their children with autism  

With roughly 500,000 children meeting the criteria for ASD in the U.S., and many of them remaining severely impaired despite treatment, services for autism are a significant public health issue. Dr. Kasari is currently conducting two randomized controlled trials to test new interventions for young children with autism. One is evaluating peer interaction interventions in the highly-diverse Los Angeles public schools. The other is beginning to evaluate interventions designed for toddlers and their mothers. The diversity of these settings will allow Dr. Kasari's fellow to develop a more nuanced understanding of ASD and the science of intervention research. The fellow will be involved in developing and implementing the randomized controlled trial of toddlers with ASD and their mothers, providing invaluable training for developing future high quality trials. Finally, access to already completed data sets will allow the fellow to begin analyzing, writing, and publishing new findings immediately. What this means for people with autism: The quick education and training of intervention science researchers will allow novel and more effective treatments for autism to be put into use sooner rather than later. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Project Number 2280
Principal Investigator Kasari, Connie
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SF. Launch five randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes, in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three trials for adults by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of California, Los Angeles
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Joint attention intervention for caregivers and their children with autism (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Joint attention intervention for caregivers and their children with autism | $51,000.00 | 2010 | 2280
Joint attention intervention for caregivers and their children with autism | $51,000.00 | 2008 | 2280