Studies Funded | Organization for Autism Research - Part 2

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

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

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

Autistic Transgender and Gender-Diverse Adults

Anna van der Miesen, M.D., John Strang, Psy.D., & Meng-Chuan Lai, M.D., Ph.D.

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Miscellaneous

Perception of Prosody in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pumpki Su

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Social and Communication Skills

Systematic Adaptation of Evidence-based Resources to Support Adults with ASD in Community Settings

Jessica Suhrheinrich, Ph.D

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Employment, Transition, and Adults

Acceptability of Behavioral Treatment Among Chinese Parents

Qi Wei

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families

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

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