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Consolidated Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Gaps in ASD Research

The Consolidated Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Gaps in ASD Research (PDF file, 66 pages) is a compilation of information gathered throughout the strategic planning process including: (1) the evaluation of the autism research matrix in 2006; (2) the responses to the RFI on public input on ASD research priorities in December 2007 - January 2008; (3) the four scientific workshops conducted in January 2008; and, (4) the town hall meeting held in May 2008. This Consolidated Analysis does not necessarily reflect the views of the IACC.

The Consolidated Analysis is organized according to the six question framework developed for the IACC Draft Strategic Plan for ASD Research. The 41 research opportunities developed during the January 2008 Scientific Workshops are sorted thematically across the six questions. For each research opportunity, the strengths, weaknesses and recommendations for addressing gaps pertinent to the opportunity are listed. These strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations were gleaned from input received during one or more of the four steps of the strategic planning process outlined above. For reference, each strength, weakness, and recommendation is annotated to indicate the source(s).

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