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Project Title

Project Title

ACE Network: A multi-site randomized study of intensive treatment for toddlers with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Rogers, Sally

Description

Description

This study is part of an Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Network. With the development of better diagnostic tools and a greater level of professional education, autism is being identified in two year olds and in even younger children, with the rationale that the earlier intervention begins, the better the outcomes may be. However, there are no published outcome data on intervention models or effectiveness for children who begin treatment by or before 24 months. This grant will support a multi-site randomized controlled trial of early intensive behavioral intervention (Early Start Denver Model - ESDM) compared to standard community treatment involving 108 toddlers with autism (18-24 months of age), 36 at each of three sites, to evaluate the efficacy of very early intervention for improving child outcomes after 12 and 24 months of treatment. The study will examine predictors, mediators, and moderators of outcomes for children in both groups, with variables involving social environmental risks and protective features, individual child risk or protective features, and biological risks and protective features.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

2920093

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2007-2012

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. 4SD. Complete two multi-site randomized controlled trials of comprehensive early intervention that address core symptoms, family functioning and community involvement by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

ACE Network: A multi-site randomized study of intensive treatment for toddlers with autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, Davis

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

5R01MH081757-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

ACE Network: A multi-site randomized study of intensive treatment for toddlers with autism | 2968118 | 2009 | 5R01MH081757-03

 
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