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

Investigating the Interaction Between Social and Motor Processes in Infants At-Risk for Autism

Jordan Wickstrom

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

RCT of Mindfulness-Enhanced Pivotal Response Treatment Group Training for Parents of Children wASD

Angela Scarpa, Ph.D.

2016 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

Comparing and Evaluating Preferences for Functional Analyses and Paired-Choice Assessments

Marissa Allen

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

Usage Trends and Characteristics of SSI Beneficiaries on the Autism Spectrum

Kristy Anderson, Ph.D.

2016 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Employment, Transition, and Adults; Miscellaneous

Transition to School for Children with ASD: Investigation of the Effectiveness of Transition Planning

Laura Fontil

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

Open trial of the CHANGE (Changing Health in ASD through Nutrition, Getting fit & Expanding variety

Kristen Criado, Ph.D.
William Sharp, Ph.D.

2016 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues

A Novel Approach to Enhancing Upper Extremity Coordination in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Alejandra Gamez

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

Association of state-level factors with vocational outcomes for transition-age youth with autism

Anne Roux, M.P.H., M.A.
Paul Shattuck, Ph.D.

2016 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Employment, Transition, and Adults

Evidence of Motor Speech Impairments and Abnormal Prosody in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Colleen E. Gargan

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Social and Communication Skills

A Feasibility Study of Headsprout Reading Program in Children with ASD and Reading Delay

Bethany Hansen, Ph.D.

2016 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Social Skills Interventions for Children with ASD

Courtney Jorgenson

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

Associations Between Sensory Processing and Cognitive Functioning in Children with ASD

Jessica M. Keith

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Health and Sensory Issues

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