Studies Funded | Organization for Autism Research

Studies Funded

Learn about the research projects we fund

We host annual research competitions to support pilot studies in applied autism research.

The projects we fund have the potential to directly impact the day-to-day quality of life of those with autism. Since 2002, we have awarded more than $3.7 million in grants to support 262 studies. See a list of published research studies that have been funded by OAR.

About Our Research Competitions

An Ecological Momentary and Ethnographic Assessment of Emotional Dynamics in Autism: Examining the Relationship Between Affective Inertia, Instability, and Depression

Aaron Dallman

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

Determining intervention targets to promote positive trajectories of health for children with ASD

Kerri Staples, MD

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Health and Sensory Issues

STEPS (Sibling Techniques for Enhancing Play and Support) for Strengthening the Sibling Bond of Children with Autism

Lindsay Glugatch

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families; Social and Communication Skills

Care-coordination factors affecting postsecondary outcomes for minimally verbal young adults with autism

Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, PhD
Paul Shattuck, PhD
Renee Turchi, PhD
Jessica Walton, BA

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues; Social and Communication Skills

Assessment of Bullying Perpetration and Victimization for Parents of Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hannah Morton

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Families

Generalization of Technology-based Mathematics and Social Skills Instruction for Students with Autism

Jenny Root, MD

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Education and School Aged Children

Evaluation of an Explicit-Visual Syntax Intervention for Minimally-Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bobbi Rohwer

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Social and Communication Skills

Measuring sexual and reproductive health service use and outcomes for transition-aged youth with ASD

Laura Graham Holmes, Ph.D.

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues

Perception of Prosody in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pumpki Su

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

Safe Dating for Youth with ASD

Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
Emily Rothman, ScD

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Health and Sensory Issues; Miscellaneous; Social and Communication Skills

Acceptability of Behavioral Treatment Among Chinese Parents

Qi Wei

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families

An Ethnographic Study of Emergency Department Encounters for Patients with ASD

Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues

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