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 million in grants to support 270 studies. See a list of published research studies that have been funded by OAR.

About Our Research Competitions

Stress and resiliency factors in caregivers of children of neurodevelopmental disorders

Sara C. Spong

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Education and School Aged Children; Families

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

Leigh Ashley

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

The effects of home-based enhanced milieu teaching on the spoken-language outcomes of children with autism

Caroline Theron

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Early Intervention; 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

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

A longitudinal study of the language profiles of infants at risk for ASD

Jonet Artis

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Early Intervention; Social and Communication Skills

Developmental trajectories of sensory features and later functional outcomes in ASD: a longitudinal subtyping study from infancy to school age

Yun-Ju Chen

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Health and Sensory Issues

Evaluating client preference for vocal stereotypy treatment

Lauren Best

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Health and Sensory Issues; Social and Communication Skills

The Role of Schools in Adult Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Connie Anderson, PhD
Caroline McNicholas, PhD

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

An Ecological Momentary and Ethnographic Assessment of Emotional Dynamics in Autism: Examining the Relationship Between Affective Inertia, Instability, and Depression

Aaron Dallman

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

BE SAFE: An initial evaluation and pilot study

Mattina Davenport

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

Determining intervention targets to promote positive trajectories of health for children with ASD

Kerri Staples, MD

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Health and Sensory Issues

STEPS (Sibling Techniques for Enhancing Play and Support) for Strengthening the Sibling Bond of Children with Autism

Lindsay Glugatch

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families; Social and Communication Skills

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