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 $4.4 million in grants to support 300 studies. See a list of published research studies that have been funded by OAR.

About Our Research Competitions

Coaching Families of Young Children with Autism and Minimal Speech in Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Strategies Using Video Feedback

Ciara Ousley

2021 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families; Social and Communication Skills

Amplifying Autistic Voices: Investigating the Impact of a Community-Based Public Speaking Program 

Yasamin Bolourian, Ph.D. and Sasha Zeedyk, Ph.D.

2021 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Employment, Transition, and Adults; Social and Communication Skills

Training Part C Providers to Screen for Autism Spectrum Disorder Using an Online Training Module: A Pilot Study

Sarah Wiegand

2021 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Autistic Adults: The Role of Community and Social Connections 

Brenna Maddox, Ph.D.

2021 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

The Effect of Unit Price on Problem Behavior and Academic Compliance

Rose Morlino

2021 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children

Contextual Behavioral Strategies to Help Parents Adhere to Behavior Plans for Children with Autism 

Craig William Strohmeier

2021 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Families

Pilot Study: The Acceptability and Feasibility of Virtual Parent Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Groups

Abigail Moretti

2021 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families

A Comparison of Simultaneous and Sequential Bilingualism in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Mirela Cengher

2021 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Social and Communication Skills

Emergency Service Use in Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Predictors and Family Perspectives

Rebecca Bradley

2021 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Employment, Transition, and Adults; Families

Stimulus Prompts in Tablet-based Instruction: An Assessment with Children with Autism

Haven Niland

2021 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention

Perceptions of Bilingualism in Bilingual Autistic Children

Ana Ramirez

2021 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

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

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

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

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