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ACE Center: Optimizing social and communication outcomes for toddlers with autism (supplement)  

This is a supplement to a previously awarded grant with the same title. This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). The proposed research tests a theoretically and empirically derived treatment approach aimed at facilitating change in joint attention interactions between caregivers and their toddlers with autism. The importance of joint attention is underscored by data showing that these skills are important to later development of language. Yet these interactions have rarely been the focus of systematic intervention efforts. Thus, targeting these deficits in developmentally young children using familiar caregivers may result in better language outcomes for these children. Child outcomes will be compared for children whose mothers receive a direct, hands-on joint attention intervention with their toddlers versus mothers who receive parent education about autism and child development. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $49,704.00
Project Number 3P50HD055784-03S1
Principal Investigator Kasari, Connie
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
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? Federal
Institution University of California, Los Angeles
State/Country California
Web Link 1 ACE Center: Optimizing social and communication outcomes for toddlers with autism (supplement) (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects ACE Center: Optimizing social and communication outcomes for toddlers with autism | $292,074.00 | 2010 | 5P50HD055784-04
ACE Center: Optimizing social and communication outcomes for toddlers with autism | $297,894.00 | 2009 | 5P50HD055784-03