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Project Title

Project Title

Intervention for infants at risk for autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Rogers, Sally

Description

Description

The researchers have collaborated to develop a manualized intervention strategy that they have previously utilized for infants at risk of developing autism at an age as young as 12 months. This strategy is based on the Early Start Denver Model. The manual used in this strategy has a strong parent training focus, including a parent manual that emphasizes skills that promote affective engagement and social reciprocity. Preliminary results suggest that the Early Start Denver Model is effective for increasing language and cognitive ability in toddlers with autism. This project would utilize the adaptation of the Early Start Denver Model in two sites to symptomatic infants as young as 12-15 months of age, to study how this model compares to community-based-treatment "as usual" on social, affective, and communication development as well as parental quality of life. Collaboration of these two investigators allows this intervention to be assessed in at least 60 "at risk" infants to be studied.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

127500

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

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SF. Launch five randomized controlled trials of interventions including biological signatures and other measures to predict response, and monitor quality of life and functional outcomes, in each of the following groups:
  • Five trials in infants and toddlers by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $30,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three randomized controlled trials of interventions for school-aged children and/or adolescents by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.
  • Three trials for adults by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $18,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

University of California, Davis

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

1796

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Intervention for infants at risk for autism | 0 | 2010 | 1796
Intervention for infants at risk for autism | 127500 | 2010 | 1720
Intervention for infants at risk for autism | 0 | 2009 | 1720
Intervention for infants at risk for autism | 150000 | 2008 | 1796
Intervention for infants at risk for autism | 150000 | 2008 | 1720

 
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