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 $4.2 million in grants to support 284 studies. See a list of published research studies that have been funded by OAR.

About Our Research Competitions

A Comparison of Caregiver or Mediator Implementation to Teach Both Urination and Bowel Movement Skills

Natalie Croteau

2020 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

Optimized Father Coaching to Advance Communication Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Michelle Flippin, Ph.D., Adam Moore, Ph.D.

2020 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families; Social and Communication Skills

Parents Taking Action to Improve Autism Services Access for Navajo Families in Northern Arizona 

Olivia Lindly, Ph.D., MPH

2020 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families; Miscellaneous

What do children with minimally verbal autism (MVA) understand? Developing a practical, feasible, and valid observational assessment of receptive language for children with MVA

Mary Alice Keller

2020 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

Is Universal Suicide Screening in the ED Universally Effective? Considerations for Youth with ASD 

Paige E. Cervantes, Ph.D. & Sarah M. Horwitz, Ph.D.

2020 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

Self-Instructed Video Activity Schedules to Support Academic Learning for Students with ASD During Small Group Activities

Marie Kirkpatrick

2020 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

Developing supports to address mental health needs of autistic students in postsecondary education 

Vanessa Bal, Ph.D. & Evan Kleiman, Ph.D.

2020 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Education and School Aged Children

The Effects of A Self-Directed Telehealth Parent Training Program for Children Newly Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders in China

Qing Liu

2020 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Families

Feasibility of Parent Training Via Telepractice for Rural Families of Children with Autism 

Cynthia Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Ryan Martin, Ph.D.

2020 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families; Technology

An Evaluation of Video Modeling on Teacher Fidelity of Mand Training Across Mand Topographies

Meka McCammon

2020 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

Facing Your Fears On Campus

Brian Freedman, Ph.D. & Jessica Monahan, Ph.D.

2020 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Cognition and Executive Function; Education and School Aged Children

Destructive Behavior and Restraint Use in Hospital Settings for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Giovanna Salvatore

2020 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Health and Sensory Issues

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