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Project Title

Project Title

Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for anxiety symptoms in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Reaven, Judy

Description

Description

Children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are at high risk for developing anxiety disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) are frequently used for children and adolescents with anxiety symptoms with good success. Recent studies have demonstrated a reduction of anxiety symptoms in children with ASD following group CBT interventions. The present study will examine the effectiveness of CBT in treating anxiety in adolescents with ASD. Dr. Reaven and colleagues will develop modified CBT protocols for use with high school students with high-functioning forms of ASD and clinically significant anxiety. They will conduct initial studies using this protocol to treat 32 students with ASD and anxiety, assessing the feasibility and efficacy of this treatment, and making modifications where necessary. This research will provide the basis for a larger, randomized trial to assess the use of CBT to treat anxiety in adolescents with ASD.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

100000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SA. Support at least three randomized controlled trials that address co-occurring medical conditions associated with ASD by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $13,400,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for anxiety symptoms in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Colorado Denver

State/Country

State/Country

Colorado

Project Number

Project Number

2958

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for anxiety symptoms in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders | 0 | 2010 | 2958
Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for anxiety symptoms in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders | 100000 | 2008 | 2958

 
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