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 $3.6 million in grants to support 248 studies. See a list of published research studies that have been funded by OAR.

 

About Our Research Competitions

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

An Ethnographic Study of Emergency Department Encounters for Patients with ASD

Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues

Modification of One-Session Phobia Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Feasibility

Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D.

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Education and School Aged Children

The Role of Schools in Adult Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Connie Anderson, PhD
Caroline McNicholas, PhD

2019 Applied 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

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

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

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

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

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