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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Multi-Site, Randomized, Controlled Implementation Trial of an Evidence-Based, Adult and Peer-Mediated Social Skills Intervention for Elementary School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Locke, Jill

Description

Description

With the rising cost of educational services for children with autism and fiscal challenges that school districts face, it is imperative that cost-effective autism-related interventions are easily implemented and sustained in schools. Social impairment represents the most challenging core deficit of autism and greatly affects children’s school experiences; however, few evidence-based social skills programs have been translated into and sustained in schools because of the challenges that schools face when adapting and implementing evidence-based practices. This project will identify and address school-level challenges that interfere with the implementation of a promising social skills intervention that trains school staff to work with children with autism. If successful, this project will advance our understanding of implementing evidence-based social skills interventions in public schools and provide schools with a built-in mechanism to support their students.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

40000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2013-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5SC. Implement and evaluate five models of policy and practice-level coordination among State and local agencies to provide integrated and comprehensive community-based supports and services that enhance access to services and supports, self-determination, economic self-sufficiency, and quality of life for people with ASD across the spectrum and their families, (which may include access to augmentative and alternative communication [AAC] technology), with at least one project aimed at the needs of transitioning youth and at least one study to evaluate a model of policy and practice-level coordination among State and local mental health agencies serving people with ASD, by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $25,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Multi-Site, Randomized, Controlled Implementation Trial of an Evidence-Based, Adult and Peer-Mediated Social Skills Intervention for Elementary School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pennsylvania

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

n/a

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Multi-Site, Randomized, Controlled Implementation Trial of an Evidence-Based, Adult and Peer-Mediated Social Skills Intervention for Elementary School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder | 40000 | 2014 |
Multi-Site, Randomized, Controlled Implementation Trial of an Evidence-Based, Adult and Peer-Mediated Social Skills Intervention for Elementary School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder | 40000 | 2015 |

 
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