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

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

A Pilot Study of Outpatient Mental Health Crisis Screening in Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Luther Kalb, Ph.D. & Roma Vasa, M.D.

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

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

Lindsay Glugatch

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Families; Social and Communication Skills

Piloting an Integrated Anxiety Intervention for Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Amy Keefer, Ph.D.

2019 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Early Intervention

Assessment of Bullying Perpetration and Victimization for Parents of Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hannah Morton

2019 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Families

Supporting the Most Vulnerable: A Randomized Feasibility Trial of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Youth with ASD

Christina McDonnell, Ph.D., Angela Scarpa, Ph.D., & Tom Ollendick, Ph.D.

2019 Topics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Cognition and Executive Function

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

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