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

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

Facing Your Fears: Supporting Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities

Audrey Blakeley-Smith, Ph.D.

2016 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

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

Courtney Jorgenson

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: 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

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

Staff Training in Preference Identification and Choice Opportunities

Rachel Schwartz

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

Multimodal Emotion Recognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Case of Music, Face, and Voice

Shalini Sivathasan

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Miscellaneous

Attention Modification to Attenuate Facial Emotion Recognition Deficits in Children with ASD

Andrea Trubanova

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Miscellaneous

Examining the Efficiency of Social Communication Intervention

Holly Weisberg

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

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

Jordan Wickstrom

2016 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

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