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The creation of ASDRA (Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Alert)  

New guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggest that all children should be screened for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) using a validated instrument at 18 and 24 months. There is now conclusive evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of intensive early intervention for infants and toddlers with ASD. This project will develop the Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Alert (ASDRA), which will be a web-based, video-intensive software and toolset designed to assist pediatricians to more effectively and efficiently provide early surveillance of ASD in children 3 years of age and younger. ASDRA will improve the accuracy and speed up the process of early identification of children at-risk for ASD so that the appropriate interventions can begin as early as possible and the outcomes of children diagnosed with ASD can be improved. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $968,717.00
Project Number 2R44NS053046-02A1
Principal Investigator Tiranoff, Louise
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1SA. Develop, with existing tools, at least one efficient diagnostic instrument (e.g., briefer, less time intensive) that is valid in diverse populations for use in large-scale studies by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,300,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Tiranoff Productions, LLC
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 The creation of ASDRA (Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Alert) (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects The creation of ASDRA (Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk Alert) | $892,640.00 | 2010 | 5R44NS053046-03