Studies Funded | Organization for Autism Research - Part 6

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

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

Connie Anderson, PhD
Caroline McNicholas, PhD

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Education and School Aged Children

BE SAFE: An initial evaluation and pilot study

Mattina Davenport

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health

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

Kerri Staples, MD

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

Integrated exploration of pediatrician and lactation consultant knowledge of atypical development

Leslie Dooley

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Early Intervention; Health and Sensory Issues

Care-coordination factors affecting postsecondary outcomes for minimally verbal young adults with autism

Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, PhD
Paul Shattuck, PhD
Renee Turchi, PhD
Jessica Walton, BA

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

Work motivation of adults with ASD

Yael Goldfarb

2018 Graduate ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Employment, Transition, and Adults

Generalization of Technology-based Mathematics and Social Skills Instruction for Students with Autism

Jenny Root, MD

2018 Applied ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Early Intervention; Education and School Aged Children

Bilingualism in children with autism spectrum disorder: exploring the impact of dual languages

Chantal Labonté

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

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

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