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Behavioral intervention in autism: Practitioner skills  

The proposed project and the resulting product will directly benefit individuals who provide behavioral intervention services to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. The project has three major objectives: (1) to develop curriculum materials that can be used for web-based instruction, (2) to develop a commercially viable software prototype, and (3) to evaluate the resulting program to determine the usability of the software and the effectiveness of the curriculum in teaching practitioner skills to parents, family members, paraprofessionals, and aides who require more basic-level training in order to carry out specific evidence-based behavioral intervention protocols. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $518,113.00
Current Award Period 2005-2012
Project Number 5R42HD050160-03
Principal Investigator Hamad, Charles
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Praxis, Inc.
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Behavioral intervention in autism: Practitioner skills (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Behavioral intervention in autism: Practitioner skills | $527,107.00 | 2009 | 2R42HD050160-02