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

Individuals with autism may have lower tolerance for within-category variability

Elena Luchkina

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

The Effect of Mutual Gaze on Human Perception in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically Developing Controls

Allie Khalulyan

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Social and Communication Skills

Wisconsin PROMISE Tele-behavior Support Research Project

Christine Drew

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Employment, Transition, and Adults

Square Pegs in Round Holes: Investigating How Diagnostic Practices Fail to Identify Females with ASD

Jonathan Sterling Beck

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

Estimation of the Prevalence of Autism in Periurban Centers in Lima, Peru

Andrea C. Carcelen

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Social and Communication Skills

Impact of auditory processing on language development in children with ASD

Elaine Kwok

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

Proportional Reasoning Instruction for Middle School Students with ASD

Sarah Cox

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Technology

Parent Implemented Communication Intervention for Young Children with Autism and other Developmental

Heather Coleman

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

Parenting the Spectrum Sensitively: A Positive Emotion Intervention

Gerin E. Gaskin

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families

Establishing Quality Standards for Applied Behavior Analytic Skill Acquisition Interventions

Samantha Bergmann

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Miscellaneous

Developing a Curriculum to Help Adolescents with ASD Enhance Skills Needed to Succeed in STEM Fields

Ariana Riccio

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Employment, Transition, and Adults

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

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