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ACE Network: A multi-site randomized study of intensive treatment for toddlers with autism  

This study is part of an Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Network. With the development of better diagnostic tools and a greater level of professional education, autism is being identified in two year olds and in even younger children, with the rationale that the earlier intervention begins, the better the outcomes may be. However, there are no published outcome data on intervention models or effectiveness for children who begin treatment by or before 24 months. This grant will support a multi-site randomized controlled trial of early intensive behavioral intervention (Early Start Denver Model - ESDM) compared to standard community treatment involving 108 toddlers with autism (18-24 months of age), 36 at each of three sites, to evaluate the efficacy of very early intervention for improving child outcomes after 12 and 24 months of treatment. The study will examine predictors, mediators, and moderators of outcomes for children in both groups, with variables involving social environmental risks and protective features, individual child risk or protective features, and biological risks and protective features. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $2,968,118.00
Project Number 5R01MH081757-03
Principal Investigator Rogers, Sally
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SD. Complete two multi-site randomized controlled trials of comprehensive early intervention that address core symptoms, family functioning and community involvement by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
Web Link 1 ACE Network: A multi-site randomized study of intensive treatment for toddlers with autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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