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National Institute of Mental Health awards two-year, $998,940 grant for autism research

June 06, 2019

"Personalizing interventions is essential," Ruble said. "We are learning that children with autism are different from one another; while they share the label of autism, the teaching objectives and learning strategies will be different for each child."

The team will follow 25 children whose teachers receive online autism training, 25 children whose teachers and parents receive consultation from the research team followed by in-classroom teacher coaching, and 25 children whose teachers and parents receive consultation followed by Web-based teacher coaching. Ruble also will evaluate the impact of these consultations on parental stress.

With the current rate of diagnosis, autism is more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are affected by autism.


Source University of Kentucky College of Education