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

Parenting the Spectrum Sensitively: A Positive Emotion Intervention

Gerin E. Gaskin

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families

Building Community Capacity: Evaluating a Distance Training Model for Underserved, Rural Areas

Sarah Reith, Ph.D.

2017 Applied ResearchTopics: Early Intervention; Miscellaneous

Establishing Quality Standards for Applied Behavior Analytic Skill Acquisition Interventions

Samantha Bergmann

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Miscellaneous

Step It Up: Increasing Physical Activity for Adults with ASD and ID through Self-Management

Kara Hume, Ph.D.
Melissa Savage, Ph.D.

2017 Applied ResearchTopics: Employment, Transition, and Adults; Health and Sensory Issues

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

Development & Pilot Testing of a Pedestrian Skills Assessment w/Enhanced Virtual Reality Experience

Cecilia Feeley, Ph.D.

2017 Applied ResearchTopics: Employment, Transition, and Adults; Miscellaneous

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

Elena Luchkina

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

Students and Teachers Actively Reading Together

Veronica P. Fleury, Ph.D., BCBA-D

2017 Applied ResearchTopics: Education and School Aged Children; 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

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