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Project Title

Project Title

Understanding Adult Services in the Community Using GIS Technology

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Chan, Dara

Description

Description

Because the number of people diagnosed with autism is increasing, there is a significant need to understand and prepare for the resources needed by adults with ASD. Unfortunately, there is little scientific research in this area. The largest prospective study of people with autism through middle adulthood to date is being undertaken at the University of North Carolina. This study is looking at outcomes in middle adulthood of people with ASD and also examining the association between childhood functioning (autism severity, IQ, adaptive functioning) on these outcomes. The goal is to understand how these variables can predict quality of life, employment, friendships and residential settings. This additional funding will incorporate a technology called Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, into the study. By doing so, the results will more accurately identify the distance between home and services, and how they relate to areas of functioning. It will also provide information about what services are being utilized by whom, and where, so that data can be gathered to improve services for adults in both rural and urban settings.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 7C. Develop and have available to the research community means by which to merge or link databases that allow for tracking the involvement of people in ASD research by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,300,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Understanding Adult Services in the Community Using GIS Technology (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of North Carolina

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Understanding Adult Services in the Community Using GIS Technology | 5000 | 2014 |

 
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