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High school inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders  

This is a one-year pilot project designed to (a) teach social interaction skills among students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their peers; and (b) promote the inclusion of these students in both academic and non-academic activities throughout their school day and across multiple settings, such as general education classes, physical education classes, the library, or the cafeteria. This intervention will comprise three components: (a) teaching valued social interaction skills via peer mediation, (b) supporting students without disabilities in their social interactions with their peers with ASD, and (c) providing inclusive opportunities for students with and without ASD to interact with each other across multiple environments and activities. Social skills instruction and social inclusion activities will be facilitated by students' peers ("mentors") in order to promote performance generalization. Multiple measures will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the model. Findings will be used to leverage external funding for expansion and replication of the project. Project Status


Funder Organization for Autism Research
Fiscal Year Funding $1,991.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number n/a
Principal Investigator Hughes, Carolyn
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Educational
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 High school inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
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