Studies Funded | Organization for Autism Research - Part 7

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

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

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: 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

Parent-Mediated Mobile health Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Peru

Robert Gilman, M.D.
Michael Powers, Psy.D.
Mirko Zimic, Ph.D.

2017 Applied ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Behavior, Emotions, Mental Health; Families; Health and Sensory Issues

Parent Implemented Communication Intervention for Young Children with Autism and other Developmental

Heather Coleman

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Education and School Aged Children; Social and Communication Skills

EMT in South Africa: Training Speech Language Therapists in Early Intervention for Children with ASD

Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D.

2017 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Social and Communication Skills

Parenting the Spectrum Sensitively: A Positive Emotion Intervention

Gerin E. Gaskin

2017 Graduate ResearchStatus: CompletedTopics: Families

Building Community Capacity: Evaluating a Distance Training Model for Underserved, Rural Areas

Sarah Rieth, Ph.D.

2017 Applied ResearchStatus: In ProgressTopics: Early Intervention; Miscellaneous

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