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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Treatment for autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Leon, Michael

Description

Description

Enriched sensorimotor experiences greatly enhance the ability of animals to withstand a wide range of neurological challenges, and investigators in this study hypothesize that humans challenged by autism would have similar gains in functionality following exposure to increased olfactory and tactile stimulation. Indeed, preliminary studies have shown that after being exposed to daily sensory enhancement, autistic individuals experienced measurable, significant improvement over a wide range of their symptoms. The aim of this project is to test the efficacy of this autism treatment with a randomized controlled trial.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

21228

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2010

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. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Treatment for autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, San Diego

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

5M01RR000827-35

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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