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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
Autism Research Database
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
 

Question 4: Short-term Objective G

green dot 4SG. Support at least five studies on interventions for nonverbal individuals with ASD by 2012. Such studies may include: o Projects examining service-provision models that enhance access to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports in both classroom and adult service-provision settings, such as residential service-provision and the impact of such access on quality of life, communication, and behavior; o Studies of novel treatment approaches that facilitate communication skills in individuals who are nonverbal, including the components of effective AAC approaches for specific subpopulations of people with ASD; and o Studies assessing access and use of AAC for children and adults with ASD who have limited or partially limited speech and the impact on functional outcomes and quality of life. IACC Recommended Budget: $3,000,000 over 2 years.

Projects Found: 13
Total Funding: 2830851
Records
Project Title Funding Funding Institution

Project Title

Customized representations promote language learning for older learners with ASD
$76,500

Funding

76500

Institution

University of Delaware

Project Title

Making words meet: Using computerized feedback to facilitate word combinations in children with ASD
$89,132

Funding

89132

Institution

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Project Title

Visualizing voice
$28,000

Funding

28000

Institution

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Project Title

A novel parent directed intervention to enhance language development in nonverbal children with ASD
$28,000

Funding

28000

Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

Project Title

Comparing AMMT vs. Control Therapy in facilitating speech output in nonverbal children with autism
$60,000

Funding

60000

Institution

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Project Title

Transitions from augmentative or alternative communication (AAC) to speech: A pilot investigation
$60,000

Funding

60000

Institution

University of Kansas

Project Title

Optimizing initial communication for children with autism
$356,014

Funding

356014

Institution

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Project Title

Communication success and AAC: A model of symbol acquisition
$332,388

Funding

332388

Institution

University of Kansas

Project Title

Contingency analyses of observing and attending in intellectual disabilities
$276,291

Funding

276291

Institution

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Project Title

Do animations facilitate symbol understanding in children with autism?
$197,259

Funding

197259

Institution

Northeastern University

 
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