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Project Title

Project Title

Undergraduate Research Award

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Won, Michelle

Description

Description

Although families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience heightened family stress, few programs exist to support these families. Additionally, programs are rarely adapted to the specific needs of families with ASD, and the available interventions have not been carefully evaluated. Moreover, existing programs do not focus on the whole family, often overlooking the siblings of individuals with ASD. I This project will explore whether an established intervention program (the Family Communication Project) can be adapted to reduce stress and improve communication in families of individuals with ASD. In the intervention, we will include parents, the individual with ASD, and a sibling who does not have ASD. The goals of the intervention are to reduce family stress/conflict and to build family relationships, including connectedness between siblings. The broader goal of this study is to create an affordable intervention program that can be accessed by families in the community.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2015

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. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Undergraduate Research Award (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Notre Dame

State/Country

State/Country

Indiana

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 0 | 2015 |
Undergraduate Research Award | 3000 | 2014 |

 
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