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 $3.7 million in grants to support 262 studies. See a list of published research studies that have been funded by OAR.

About Our Research Competitions

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

Evaluation of an Explicit-Visual Syntax Intervention for Minimally-Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bobbi Rohwer

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Social and Communication Skills

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

Perception of Prosody in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pumpki Su

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

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

Acceptability of Behavioral Treatment Among Chinese Parents

Qi Wei

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families

An Ethnographic Study of Emergency Department Encounters for Patients with ASD

Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues

A Pilot Study of Executive Functioning in Chinese Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Vanessa Zhou

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Education and School Aged Children

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

Feasibility of Concurrent Observational and Physiological Data Collection for Children with Minimally-Verbal ASD

Ashley Muskett

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

“Lets Play Together!” Peer Implemented Pivotal Response Training With Preschoolers With Autism

Leigh Ashley

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

Family Training under the Medicaid Autism Benefit: Understanding parent perspectives on barriers to engagement

Karis Casagrande

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

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