Studies Funded | Organization for Autism Research - Part 5

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

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

Measuring sexual and reproductive health service use and outcomes for transition-aged youth with ASD

Laura Graham Holmes, Ph.D.

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Health and Sensory Issues

Effects of video AAC technology on communication and play for children with autism

Emily Laubscher

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

Safe Dating for Youth with ASD

Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
Emily Rothman, ScD

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Health and Sensory Issues; Miscellaneous; Social and Communication Skills

A reading comprehension program for preschoolers with hyperlexia

Dianne Macdonald

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

An Ethnographic Study of Emergency Department Encounters for Patients with ASD

Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Health and Sensory Issues

An evaluation of a procedure to teach children with autism to tact private events

Sandhya Rajagopal

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Cognition and Executive Function; Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

Modification of One-Session Phobia Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Feasibility

Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D.

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Education and School Aged Children

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

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