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2/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder  

Early intervention may contribute to better outcomes in autism, but answering the question "how early?" has significant health and educational implications for age of screening and age of entry into early intervention for children with ASD. The major objective is to directly compare two parent intervention conditions: 1) an individualized parent-implemented intervention (PII) offered in 2-3 weekly sessions to teach parents how to embed strategies to support social communication skills for 25 hours a week within everyday routines, activities, and places; and 2) an information, education and support group (IES) offered twice monthly. Parents of 18-month-old children with autism will be studied. Using outcome measures of social communication and autism symptoms, the effectiveness of PII and IES will be evaluated at 27 months, and the effectiveness of the combined interventions will be evaluated at 36 months. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $929,381.00
Current Award Period 2008-2013
Project Number 5R01MH078165-03
Principal Investigator Lord, Catherine
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Behavioral
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 Michigan
State/Country Michigan
Web Link 1 2/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects 2/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder | $919,021.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH078165-02
2/2-Effects of parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (supplement) | $175,000.00 | 2009 | 3R01MH078165-02S1