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 $3.5 million in grants to support 205 studies. See a list of published research studies that have been funded by OAR.

 

About Our Research Competitions

Integrated exploration of pediatrician and lactation consultant knowledge of atypical development

Leslie Dooley

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Health and Sensory Issues

Work motivation of adults with ASD

Yael Goldfarb

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Employment, Transition, and Adults

Bilingualism in children with autism spectrum disorder: exploring the impact of dual languages

Chantal Labonté

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Education and School Aged Children

Effects of video AAC technology on communication and play for children with autism

Emily Laubscher

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

A reading comprehension program for preschoolers with hyperlexia

Dianne Macdonald

2018 Graduate ResearchTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Early Intervention

An evaluation of a procedure to teach children with autism to tact private events

Sandhya Rajagopal

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

Stress and resiliency factors in caregivers of children of neurodevelopmental disorders

Sara C. Spong

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Education and School Aged Children; Families

The effects of home-based enhanced milieu teaching on the spoken-language outcomes of children with autism

Caroline Theron

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

A longitudinal study of the language profiles of infants at risk for ASD

Jonet Artis

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Early Intervention; Social and Communication Skills

Evaluating client preference for vocal stereotypy treatment

Lauren Best

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues; Social and Communication Skills

BE SAFE: An initial evaluation and pilot study

Mattina Davenport

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

Impact of auditory processing on language development in children with ASD

Elaine Kwok

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Early Intervention

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