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A cognitive-behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders  

This is a mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award for research and training support. The goal of this project is to develop an evidence-based treatment manual for a social skills intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and subsequently apply for an NIH Research Project Grant (R01) to test these interventions in clinical trials. Children and adolescents with ASD who are cognitively 'high-functioning' frequently present with symptoms of anxiety, in addition to the core impairment in social interaction. This anxiety can interfere with their ability to integrate into mainstream academic environments, undermine their use of appropriate social skills in natural peer contexts, and impede their overall development. Thus, anxiety can be seen as compounding the social disability inherent in spectrum disorders, preventing otherwise able children from reaping the maximum benefit from interventions targeting social skill development. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $134,668.00
Project Number 5K01MH079945-03
Principal Investigator White, Susan
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
State/Country Virginia
Web Link 1 A cognitive-behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects A cognitive-behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders | $132,142.00 | 2010 | 5K01MH079945-04
A cognitive-behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders | $132,249.00 | 2008 | K01MH079945-02