Autism Research Grants – Current and Past Projects

Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (Autism FIRST) Program (3-Year Grants)

2017 Projects

2014 Projects

  • Comparative Efficacy of a Self-Directed and Therapist-Assisted Telehealth Parent Training Intervention for Children with ASD  
  • Comprehensive Communication Intervention for Minimally Verbal Children with Autism  
  • Does Mindfulness Training Enhance Early Evidence-Based Parent-Coaching Interventions  
  • Investigation of Teacher-Mediated Toilet Training Using a Manualized Moisture Alarm Intervention  
  • Parent Mediated Interventions in Autism: The Search for Meaningful Outcomes  
  • A Controlled Trial of Sertraline in Young Children with ASD  
  • Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA)  

2013 Projects

  • Addressing Health Disparities in ASD Diagnosis, Services, and School Engagement  
  • Improving Part C Services and Outcomes for Underserved Children with ASD
  • Toddlers and Families Together: Addressing Early Core Features of Autism

2012 Projects

2011 Projects

2010 Projects

  • Improved Early Identification of Autism in Latino Children
  • Transition to Adult Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • A Parent to Parent Model of Support and Service Coordination for Families of Preschool Age Children with ASD
  • Predictors of Effects of Propranolol on Language and Connectivity in Autism
  • Parent Implemented Training for Autism through Teleconsultation (PITA-T)
  • Use of a Family Navigator in Families with Children Newly Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Secondary Data Analysis Research (Autism SDAR) Program (1- Year Grants)

2020 Projects

  • Disparities in Health Care Access and Utilization of Children during Autism Insurance Reform
  • The Intersection of Public Health Insurance and Community Connectedness for Kids with ASD/IDD and their Family Caregivers: A Nationally Representative Study
  • Assessing and Improving Health Care Transition Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • An Ecological Approach to Understanding Obesity Risk among Children with ASD

2019 Projects

  • Understanding the Impact of Disparity in Special Education Services for Underrepresented Groups with ASD
  • Race and Ethnic Discrepancies in Developmental Surveillance and Early Intervention (EI)
  • Effects of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Interventions on Speech Production for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • Characterizing the Health and Healthcare Utilization of Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Florida

2015 Projects

2014 Projects

  • Tough Choices: Autism, Private Health Insurance and Family Out-of-Pocket  
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Children's Early Diagnostic and Health Services
  • Patterns and Variations in Emergency Department Visits for U.S. Children with Autism: A Rural-Urban Comparison  
  • Peer-Victimization of Adolescents with ASD: Filling the Knowledge Gaps to Create Anti-Bullying Interventions  
  • Making a More Effective and Efficient Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ)

2013 Projects

  • Access to Therapy for Children with Autism: A Population-Based Analysis  
  • A Longitudinal Analysis of Maternal Depression and its Associations with Child Obesity and Health Care Use
  • Trends in Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities  
  • Dental Homes for Medicaid-Enrolled Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Iowa I-Smile Program  

2011 Projects

2010 Projects

 

Date Last Reviewed:  September 2020