|Grant Program:||Autism Spectrum Disorders|
Dr. Emily Weaver
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 59 children are classified as having an ASD. As the number of children diagnosed with ASD is increasing, the need for research-based interventions has similarly increased, especially interventions in education settings. Schools not only provide the setting in which children learn to function in the world on multiple levels (e.g., social interactions, academics, learning), but also reach children and their families who may otherwise not receive needed services. However, the prevalence of ASD places extraordinary demands on schools, teachers, and other school-based personnel. Furthermore, the variability in symptoms and range of severity creates significant challenges to understanding, developing, and evaluating ASD interventions in education settings. Research funded by NCSER has made important contributions to examining intervention in education and related settings that play key roles in providing support to children with or at risk for ASD.
RELATED PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
For a summary of NCSER-funded projects in Autism Spectrum Disorders, click here.